A mother and daughter became seperated from the rest of their party near the summit of Pike O'Blisco. A search was organised. They were located when they made their own way down to Langdale
Reports if shouts for help we're reported over a long period from Pike O'Blisco. Police asked the team to check the situation. We investigated, but nothing was found.
Two men on a sponsored walk were reported overdue. They were amongst 20 or so unaccounted for, but for some reason were causing the organisers concern, when the others weren't. We found them after a brief search. We went home quickly before the status of any of the others changed. The organisers had a great plan in place with respect to emergencies, but like all plans they work really well until you introduce people into them! Mountain Rescue Teams in the Lake District share a common dislike for sponsored events on the hills.
Smooth soled tennis plimsoles may have caused a 55 year old woman from Sussex to slip on very dry fellside and suffer a fracture to her lower leg. Stretchered to Wrynose Pass, then by team's ambulance to Ambleside Health Centre.
A search was launched for two girls aged 9 and 8 years and a boy aged 11 years from Wane, Herts., after they had been allowed to run off and away from the adults in the party. They were found safe and well at 7-45 p.m. near Wrynose Bridge.
Footnote: These children had shorts and Wellingtons. Very little protection against the weather that prevailed at the time.
Weather Conditions: Low Mist, Showers, Very Wet Underfoot.
A woman fell five metres after slipping on rocky ground near the summit of the hill. She sustained a head injury as a result. The initial location that we were given by someone at the scene of the incident was approximately 1km out, but we worked it out and she was treated by team members and then airlifted to Carlisle hospital by the RAF.
During the evacuation of the previous casualty, one of our team members slipped and fell about 20', sustaining very severe bruising to his leg. He was assisted to the valley bottom, and transferred to hospital, where he was detained for several days in a bed near casualty 98!
Four children were allowed to become separated from their parents at the summit of Pike O'Blisco. The parents returned to the car and the children weren't there as expected. We were called to find them and they were located by police at the roadside 1km from were they should be. We then had to find the father, who had gone back up to find try and find them. He was located and we all went home.