Incident Reports 2021
A man was reported as collapsed with CPR in progress. Despite efforts by bystanders, air ambulance and the team, the man was declared to have died at the scene. He was recovered from the fell
The team assisted Duddon and Furness MRT along with other LDSAMRA teams with an extended search for a missing teenage male. We were tasked to search Cathedral Cave in Little Langdale and having completed this we were returning to base when we were flagged down by a member of the public who had located the young man and was looking to return him to safety
A man reported himself lost on Crinkle Crags. He was located via SARLOC and was being talked off by a Deputy Leader when he encountered other walkers who were able to assist him back to the valley
A woman took a 5m fall while climbing, sustaining face, head, neck and back injuries. A Coastguard helicopter was requested to assist and their paramedic along with team members worked to stabilise the woman on the ledge she had landed on before she was eventually lifted off and flown to hospital
A man took a fall near Three Tarns, sustaining a serious head injury. We requested helicopter assistance and Great North Air Ambulance were able to attend. The man was stabilised and transferred to the helicopter, then flown to hospital
A dropped call to NWAS suggested that someone was in difficulty in the water at Blea Tarn. We attended along with Fire and Rescue, Police and NWAS. A search of the area revealed nothing, and we were able to stand down when a call was received confirming that the person we were looking for was on the way to hospital in a car
A male with a history of cardiac events was reported as suffering from dehydration and exhaustion near Bright Beck. The team was mobilised but because of the nature of the problem an air ambulance was requested to assist.
The casualty was airlifted to hospital and the team returned. It was a very hot day
A female took a tumble when her wheelchair slipped off the edge of a path. She sustained multiple cuts and bruises. She was extracted and handed over to ambulance crew for ongoing transport
A man fell and sustained a head injury. The team responded along with an air ambulance. The air ambulance was able to evacuate the man before we arrived, but the team assisted the man's partner down
An early start when a photographer trying to catch the early morning mist fell off the small crag he was standing on. He sustained an injury to his shoulder
He was treated by the team and evacuated to an ambulance waiting on the road
A woman reported that she was struggling down from Three Tarns with her injured dog. With the team still committed to Harrison Stickle, we contacted Kendal MRT, who kindly took the job on for us
A young male became stuck in a bog and was unable to get out.
With many of the team committed to the ongoing rescue a couple of team members were mustered to attend. The man was assisted out of the bog by two passers-by while they were on route and the team members were able to stand down
A male parascender crashed into the side of Harrison Stickle, sustaining suspected spinal injuries. He was treated by team members, air ambulance paramedics and the Coastguard helicopter paramedic and evacuated to Newcastle
Two men were unable to continue when they descended in to the Upper Esk by mistake.
In a joint operation with Wasdale MRT, they were recovered and returned to Langdale
Two people became separated from the rest of their group on Crinkle Crags. They were inadequately equipped to navigate their way off, especially as it was going dark. They were located and escorted off by team members
A group of five elderly walkers were recovered having succumbed to hypothermia when forecast poor weather struck. They were assisted to the valley bottom with help from the team and a local farmer
A walker injured his ankle. He was unable to raise the alarm due to lack of mobile signal so his friend went to the nearest farmhouse for help. The team was responding when we were contacted to say that the man had been assisted from the hill by other people and was now in his car.
A man was reported as collapsed and drifting in and out of consciousness. He was attended by the team. Given his reported condition an air ambulance was requested to assist. He was assessed by their doctor and then stretchered to a waiting land ambulance
A group of three became cragfast on Jack's Rake when they took a wrong turn. The team was mobilised to assist them and was en-route when the managed to downclimb and get back on the correct route and make it out
The team was able to stand down
The team was made aware of a male who had wandered into Eskdale while trying to find his way back from Scafell to Langdale. He was initially given advice by a Wasdale MRT team leader before passing the monitoring of his progress over to LAMRT
He was sheltered overnight by an ML group who were camping overnight and finally pointed in the right direction to get off the hill
Two adventurers attempted to climb the snow covered face of Harrison Stickle. Inadequately equipped, they got stuck and called for help. The team set off to recover them but they contacted us to say they'd managed to get back on to safe ground themselves
We left them to it
A young woman reported that she was unable to locate a way down from Blea Rigg as darkness approached. Two team members were mobilised to retrieve her, but were able to stand down when she reported tha shed found the dam at Stickle Tarn and could find her way from there