Gibson Knott

Incident Report #17 2019

Thu, 7th March 2019, 14:56
One of a party of two sustained a suspected fractured ankle when she slipped on wet ground. Having been located via SARLOC, she was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher
Man Hours: 
11 team members for 3.5 hours
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Incident Report #32 2017

Wed, 5th April 2017, 20:23

A group of three, seperated from the rest of their party ground to a halt when darkness, fatigue and recurring injuries got the better of them. They were located using our SARLOC tool and evacuated to Grasmere

Man Hours: 
17 team members for 3.5 hours
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Incident Report #29 2016

Sun, 3rd April 2016, 17:14

A woman sustained a lower leg injury when she tripped. The team assisted with getting her to an air ambulance.

Man Hours: 
14 team members for 1.5 hours
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Incident Report #84 2014

Fri, 26th September 2014, 11:25
Shouts for help were reported in the region of Gibson Knott and Calf Crag. investigation suggested it was a local farmer gathering sheep. False alarm with good intent
Man Hours: 
3 team members for 1.5 hours
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Incident Report #37 2013

Tue, 14th May 2013, 11:16

A man slipped on wet ground and sustained a lower leg injury. It wasn't easy to locate him, since he had no map or other means of determining his position. He did have a pamphlet describing his walk, and luckily the weather was clear, so we could spot him once we were in the area. He wasn't anywhere close to a path when he was located.

Man Hours: 
15 team members for 3 hours
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Incident Report #79 2012

Mon, 29th October 2012, 17:24
A group of 4 became benighted on Gibson Knott. They had been delayed by a navigational error, and the couldn't find the way off the ridge in darkness. We did the voodoo, located them, then sent a small group to retrieve them....
Man Hours: 
4 team members for 3 hours
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Incident Report #69 2012

Tue, 18th September 2012, 20:07
A 69-year-old male walker was reported overdue from a walk in the Far Easedale area. He was reported as experienced and capable, and unlikely to get lost. He was known to have a potentially serious and rare medical condition. A search was organised, with help from Keswick MRT, search dogs and a Seaking SAR helicopter from Boulmer. He was located near Calf Crag, on his planned route but immobilised by a leg injury. He had no mobile signal, and had been unable to call for help. It's unfortunate that he wasn't spotted by other walkers, because he wasn't far from a popular path.
Man Hours: 
14 team members for 5.5 hours, plus Keswick and Kendal MRT, SARDA and RAF Boulmer
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Incident Report #18 2012

Sun, 25th March 2012, 20:38

A couple became disorientated on the ridge between Calf Crag and Gibson Knott after what was probably an over-ambitious walk from Buttermere. They were given directions and advice, but still made very slow progress. A team vehicle was dispatched to provide a blue light to aim for in the valley and a team member walked up to meet them, and assist with luggage!

Man Hours: 
4 team members for 3 hours
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Incident Report #52 2010

Mon, 31st May 2010, 14:58

While the previous incident was ongoing a second casualty was reported on Calf Crag, his knee having given way and being unable to walk as a result.

Man Hours: 
14 team members for 2.5 hours
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Incident Report #45 2008

Sun, 29th June 2008, 14:35

A woman sustained a hip or pelvic injury when she slipped on the path near Gibson Knott. They attempted to walk off, but the lady was in too much pain. The team was called out, and the lady was stretchered down to the valley for onward transport to hospital.

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