Flashing lights were reported in the Helm Crag area by holiday home occupants
Further investigation identified that the lights were moving steadily downhill so we left our late-night wanderers to their own devices
A woman was reported as having fallen around 15 ft and had suffered head and leg injuries. Upon arrival she was discovered to have fractured her femur and also sustained a suspected fractured pelvis, along with head injuries.
She was treated by air ambulance paramedics and team members and was then airlifted to hospital by a Coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon
The team was called to assist a woman who was taken ill close to the summit of Helm Crag. She was treated by team members and evacuated to an air ambulance for onward transport to hospital
A young woman who had assisted the previous casualty was continuing her walk when she slipped and sustained a suspected wrist fracture. She was assisted to the air ambulance and evacuated with the previous casualty. This was unfortunate at the best of times, but particularly given the assistance she'd already provided to the previoous casualty
A 69-year-old male posed for a photo on the summit when he slipped and fell down a crevice,sustaining head, neck and chest injuries. He was extracted with some difficulty and evacuated to an air ambulance.
A woman phoned for help after becoming benighted on very steep ground on Helm Crag. She didn't actually know she was on Helm Crag either! A search and some detective work ensued and she was located and recovered from the crag. She was returned to her accommodation and locked safely inside for the rest of the night...
It's possible that she would have made life easier for herself if she'd not been wearing fashion footwear and had taken her sunglasses off..!
What sounded like shouts for help where heard in the Helm Crag area. The team was dispatched to investigate, but were unable to locate anyone in difficulty. After a thorough search of the area we stood down. This was a false alarm with good intent, but the initial shouts were possibly of mischievous origin... Kendal MRT were called to assist, but were stood down while on route.
With team members committed to the first rescue, members of Kendal MRT were diverted to attend this rescue. Another arm injury sustained when a man slipped on wet ground.