Helm Crag

Incident Report #69 2016

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

Man Hours
10 team members for 2 hours
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NY326089

Incident Report #25 2013

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..!

Man Hours
6 team members for 4.25 hours
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NY328093

Incident Report #75 2012

A young woman and an older auntie went for what should have been a short walk, but a navigational error changed all that. The older woman started to struggle and with darkness approaching the younger woman left her to seek help. A search was organised and team members where being deployed when the woman was found by a local man who had gone out to 'have a quick look'. The man was living in the house in which the informant had called to raise the alarm.
Man Hours
14 team members for 1 hour, plus SARDA
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NY324096

Incident Report #69 2012

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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NY295102

Incident Report #35 2012

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.

Man Hours
9 team members for 2 hours plus Kendal MRT
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NY327093

Incident Report #98 2011

A man fell around 2 or 3 metres while descending from the rocky top of Helm Crag. He was blown off balance by a gust of wind. He sustained head and suspected neck and spinal injuries. He was treated byteam members and evacuated a helicopter from RAF Boulmer. Air ambulance attended but was unable to assist due to poor light conditions
Man Hours
17 team members for 2.5 hours
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NY326094

Incident Report #6 1977

A 53 year old woman from Birkenhead slipped on the wet fellside at Helm Crag, Grasmere. She sustained a fractured left ankle. The team carried her on a stretcher to her car, which was driven by her husband to hospital at Kendal. Footnote: This lady had thirty years experience of Fellwalking in the Lake District. Weather conditions: Dull, fine, cold wind - in places very wet underfoot.
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