We were requested to assist the ambulance service with a man who had become unwell on the summit of Orrest head, Windermere. He was treated by paramedics and stretchered off the hill for onward transport to hospital.
A 17 year old woman received pelvic and spinal injuries after being struck on the back by falling rocks. She was part of a voluntary group working for the National Trust. Stretchered to ambulance and then to hospital.
A 15 year old schoolgirl from Stainforth, Yorkshire, slipped and fell on a steep slope at Troutbeck Park, Windermere. She suffered a suspected fractured femur, was carried down on a stretcher assisted by the Tweed Valley M.R.T. from Galashiels. She was taken to hospital in Kendal.
Footnote: The school party seemed to be well organised and equipped. The weather was clear, dry and sunny.
Local police were concerned that this man was in need of urgent attention and that he was found ASAP. He had allegedly taken an overdose and was last seen in the off-licence. He was found near his house by the police and was taken to Kendal Hospital for observation,
A man with learning difficulties with a history of 'wandering off, was reported missing and the police asked for our help with SARDA dogs to search woodland and quarries near his home. The search was called off when he was reported to have caught a train,
An 18 year old female from Bolton was thrown to the deck of a boat by the wash from another speedboat by Wray Bay, Lake Windermere. She sustained serious spinal injuries. The team used a special spinal splint before lifting her from the boat. She was taken by ambulance to Lancaster hospital. Footnote: The Team's specialised medical equipment can be used, and is, for any accident, and not only for fell walkers and climbers. Weather conditions: Fine, warm, clear.
The team recovered the body of a missing man, age 40 years, at the head of Troutbeck Park, Troutbeck, Windermere, when a farmer found him whilst tending his sheep. Carried three miles by team on a stretcher. Footnote: There seems to be a mystery surrounding this man, who had been seen in the area some days before he was found. Last known address was Barrow-in-Furness. Cumbria police seem to know this man. Clothing and footwear (missing when found) totally inadequate for conditions. Weather conditions: Cold, dull with snow showers, ice and deep snow underfoot.
This man was reported missing by his wife after a "domestic" at Brockhole Visitor Centre. He had stormed off and had a known heart condition. We looked around the obvious places but could find no sign. Further questioning suggested that he may have caught a train home, so we handed the problem back to the Police and went home.
A 65-year-old woman slipped sustained a possible ankle fracture. We see more female ankles in a year, than a Victorian Dandy might have seen in his life. Can I write that? Is it sexist? Well I need to write something a bit different about ankles now and again!
A man descending on his mountain bike lost control and collided with a wall when he failed to negotiate a bend. His helmet prevented head injuries but his leg was trapped in his rear suspension. His friends dismantled part of the bike to free him, and we treated his injuries and evacuated him.
A 90-year-old woman, who walked regularly along the lakeshore, was reported overdue for her lunch. A small search was organised when she was located by two fell runners and taken home. She had slipped and sustained minor head, leg and wrist injuries.