The Team was called to assist Patterdale M.R.T. when two men from Skipton, Yorkshire slipped and fell either side of Swirrel Edge — a distance of 500 feet — a helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmer airlifted both men to hospital at West Cumberland with serious injuries.
Incident Reports 1982
The Team was called to assist Police and Lancashire Police Diving Unit to search for a woman diver who failed to surface after a dive. Body was recovered by diving unit on Sunday 19-12-82 at 12 noon. Team conveyed her body on a stretcher to the quarry surface — woman came from West Lothian, Scotland — R.A.F. helicopter from Boulmer was also in attendance.
A full scale search was mounted for a solo walker aged 16 from Oxford. No-one knew his route. Local Teams assisted by S.A.R.D.A. R.A.F. Leeming M.R.T. and a helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmer. Located 1.15 p.m. 30-10-82 at Esk Hause. Had slept overnight on Mickledore.
Whilst out staff training a 26 year old instructor from an O.P. centre in Bowness-on-Windermere became trapped in his canoe on rocks in flooded river. Released after 11/2 hours and taken to hospital with exposure and shock.
A search was mounted for group of 5 inexperienced and ill-equipped teenagers from Liverpool missing on a club hike. Located Cockley Pike at6.10 a.m. by S.A.R.D.A. A dog and handler. Airlifted to safety by helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmer.
Teams from the Lakes and Pennines assisted by R.A.F. Leeming M.R.T. and helicopters from R.A.F. Boulmer searched for a 75 year old man from Arnside reported missing on walk. Found alive two days later at base of small crag and flown to Lancaster Hospital.
During rescue 10 there was a report of a 47 year old female from Kirkby-in-Ashfield suffering from a fracture of her lower leg. The Team assisted by R.A.F. St Athans M.R.T. located the casualty in the Upper Esk. All evacuated by the helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmeron its return journey from Whilehaven.