Incident Reports

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Sat, 17th March 2018, 23:08
‘The Beast II’ arrived and wreaked havoc across the county. We were requested to assist NWAS with the evacuation of a person suffering chest pains from a house in Windermere. We transferred her and a paramedic to RLI for treatment
Fri, 16th March 2018, 17:15

Two people reported themselves cragfast on the Great Slab on Bowfell.

In darkness and very poor weather conditions they were located and assisted from the hill. Make no mistake; full winter conditions still prevail on the high fells

This was a difficult and protracted rescue

Sat, 24th February 2018, 11:29
A man fell on steep frozen ground, coming to rest after 100m metres or more. He sustained serious injuries including a shattered kneecap, and suspected fractured tibia and fibula and wrist. This was a prolonged rescue from a very difficult location, made more difficult by one of the helicopters that came to help suffering a mechanical problem while refuelling at Walney Island
Fri, 23rd February 2018, 11:15
The body of a male was found by a local man. We assisted police with the recovery
Sun, 18th February 2018, 18:24
Three women lost the path while trying to find a way off the hill. The wandered on to steep ground in the dark. We were able to locate them through detective work on old-school looking and shouting. They were escorted off
Fri, 16th February 2018, 13:30
We were requested to assist Patterdale and Keswick MRTs with an incident where a man was seen to fall and slide out of sight. Poor phone signal meant that further information was hard to come by, so a search to locate both the man and his group was organised. In the meantime, they managed to reunite, with the man luckily having suffered only minor injuries, but they'd struggled to get through on the phone to report this. They were located by LAMRT members in the lower reaches of Tongue Ghyll. The man was assessed and confirmed to have had a lucky escape!
Thu, 15th February 2018, 16:09
We were requested to assist the occupants of two cars who had ignored 'Road Closed' signs and become stuck on an ice-bound Wrynose Pass. Slightly complicated by the failure to pass one crucial piece of information; the fact that one of them had their leg in a cast. This scuppered our plan to walk them down, but we managed to dig the car out and get them back to the top to drive back the way they'd come.
Thu, 15th February 2018, 12:53
A solo male started up Kilnshaw Chimney without ice axe or crampons. He became stuck about 80 metres from the top. A team member was lowered down the gully and he was recovered to the top and assisted back to the road
Fri, 9th February 2018, 21:36
Three incidents all caused by people attempting to tackle snow and ice bound mountain passes... two Wrynose, one on Kirkstone (and it was a 4WD). There are 'Road Closed' signs in place. Satnavs only tell you the way. They can't see out of the window or anticipate road conditions
Mon, 5th February 2018, 11:32
A woman slipped on damp ground and sustained a fracture to her lower leg. She was treated by team members and evacuated to an ambulance waiting at the roadside
Sun, 28th January 2018, 14:12
The team was called to assist a man who had fallen and sustained a head injury. He had lost consciousness and was suffering memory loss. He was treated by team members, evacuated by stretcher to the valley and then airlifted to hospital
Sun, 21st January 2018, 18:20
We were requested to recover a young male who was stranded at Kirkstone Pass in snow and in need of medical assistance
Fri, 19th January 2018, 07:18
We were requested by Cumbria Police to check Rydal Caves as part of their enquiries into the whereabouts of a missing male. Nothing was found
Tue, 16th January 2018, 15:10
Two men phoned for help after becoming lost and unable to locate a way down on Fairfield. They were located and escorted from the hill
Tue, 16th January 2018, 07:30
We were requested to assist with an ongoing search in the Central Fells for a man missing for the third day. He was located alive in the Upper Esk by another team while LAMRT were deploying to our allocated area
Thu, 11th January 2018, 14:23
A couple became temporarily misplaced while walking on Lingmoor. They were hastily relocated
Wed, 3rd January 2018, 19:28
A male was reported missing in the area, with concern for his wellbeing. His car had been located by police. The team spent (to date) five days searching multiple areas of woodland, riverside paths and pockets of land with negative results. We were assisted by various search dogs over the period.
Mon, 1st January 2018, 20:09
We were called to attend a man who had been found collapsed on a path in Little Langdale. Despite the effort of passersby, sadly the man was declared deceased
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