Megs Ghyll

Incident Report #26 2014

Wed, 16th April 2014, 12:53

An 18-year-old male took a tumble descending Megs Ghyll, sustaining a head injury. We were requested to assist with his evacuation to an ambulance waiting at the bottom of the track

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11 team members for 3 hours
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Incident Report #123 2010

Fri, 15th October 2010, 15:07

A man slipped and fell about 75 meteres, and landed on a very narrow sheep trod, avoiding a considerable further fall.

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12 team members for 2 hours, plus air ambulance and Kendal MRT, plus RAF helicopter, both stood down on-route
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Incident Report #7 2010

Wed, 6th January 2010, 14:30

A man slipped and fell approximately 5 metres down steep bank, sustaining a nasty head injury and suspected neck injury. He was treated by Paramedics and a doctor from the air ambulance, and then evacuated from the steep ground by the team.

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Incident Report #108 2009

Mon, 2nd November 2009, 12:40

A woman slipped on a very wet path and sustained an ankle injury. She was treated with pain relief and a splint and evacuated to the valley for onward transport to hospital.

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Incident Report #74 2009

Wed, 29th July 2009, 16:20

A 14-year-old female on an activity holiday suffered a serious and prolonged asthma attack. She was treated initially by her instructors, then by the team, before being evacuated to hospital by helicopter from RAF Valley. Did we get wet...of course we did!

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Incident Report #67 2008

Mon, 18th August 2008, 12:22

A girl of eleven sustained knee injury when scrambling with an organised group. Initially it was uncertain how serious the injury was, but when we arrived it was clear that she was being escorted out by instructors, and was suffering from a bruised knee.

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Incident Report #28 2000

Tue, 2nd May 2000, 13:27

A 33-year-old woman slipped and sustained a suspected ankle fracture. She was conveyed down the hill on our stretcher and taken to hospital in Kendal. What a fine day for a walk! Summer has arrived!

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Incident Report #5 2000

Tue, 18th January 2000, 16:03

A 10-year-old local boy saw someone waving their arms and shouting on the fell. We investigated and found nothing. Quad bike tracks and a complete lack of sheep suggested it was a farmer rounding up sheep.

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Incident Report #44 1992

Thu, 23rd July 1992, 14:05
22 year old woman fell 150 feet down steep fellside sustaining head and leg injuries.
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Incident Report #6 1972

Wed, 5th April 1972 (All day)

Youth aged 18 years, Student, from Harrogate, was descending a short scree near Megs Ghyll, Chapel Stile, when he fell forward sustaining multiple lacerations. Brought down by team, taken by Land Rover to meet Ambulance, for County Hospital, Kendal.

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