Loughrigg

Incident Report #33 2011

A woman slipped while descending Loughrigg and sustained an ankle fracture. We know this because she was a doctor, and she had a floppy foot , and was holding it on when we got to her ... her injury was stabilised and she was evacuated to Ambleside for onward transfer to hospital.

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11 team members for 2.25 hours
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NY344056

Incident Report #60 1998

A person was reported to be 'drunk' and unresponsive on Loughrigg by a man out walking early. We were asked to take a look by the Police. When we got there and examined the woman, we found an empty whisky bottle and a very large quantity of Paracetomol unaccounted for. The woman was deeply unconscious. She was stabilised at the scene and then taken to Kendal Hospital. She was very ill and was transferred to Furness General. She remained very ill for a few days, and then started to recover.
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Incident Report #14 1974

Male (71), of Sheffield, slipped on wet rocks and sustained head and spinal injuries on Todd Crag, Loughrigg. He was carried down the fell on a stretcher by the team and taken to the County Hospital, Kendal. Footnote: This man was very well equipped and experienced but the weather condtions were very bad with rain, mist and ground conditions were very wet and slippery.

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Incident Report #2 1974

Male (18 years) of Walthamstow, London, slipped and fell 40 feet into a gulley on Todd Crag, Loughrigg. He sustained serious multiple injuries and was taken down the fell on a stretcher by the team, and then to the County Hospital, Kendal.
Footnote: This youth was larking about with three friends when he slipped. He had no previous experience of the fells and no proper clothing (tee shirt and jeans) or footwear (smooth soled shoes). None of his so called friends accompanied him to hospital.

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