A woman slipped on wet ground and sustained an upper arm injury... the third of the day! With team members already committed to previous rescues we called upon the RAF to assist. A mongrel team made up of LAMRT, Kendal MRT, a couple of membes of UWFRT and Cleveland MRT and the RAF recovered this casualty from Calf Crag. It's a fair trek! There ends a busy years...
Incident Reports 2011
With team members committed to the first rescue, members of Kendal MRT were diverted to attend this rescue. Another arm injury sustained when a man slipped on wet ground.
Two people became stuck when they couldn't find a safe way off through deep snow. They were located just above the top of Dungeon Ghyll, and were assisted off the hill.
A man was reported overdue after seperating from his walking companions at Esk Hause to take a different route back to Langdale. He was reported overdue when it went dark and he hadn't returned. It was known that he had no torch and would most likely have stopped moving at this point. A search was being organised when he turned up, having been aided by another walker who had found him and helped him down
Flashing lights were reported in the Raven Crag area of Gt Langdale. A check found two people, high on the crag and a shouted conversation confirmed that they didn't need any help
We recieved a call that a woman had sustained a lower leg inury near Blea Tarn, Langdale. The report came second hand from a man who had walked past the injured woman, seen her companions struggling to get a mobile phone signal and offered to go to the phone at Old Dungeon Ghyll to get help. When we arrived, it became apparent that the woman had been evacuated by her companions and this was later confirmed by North West Ambulance Service when they were caled to a local hotel to attend to the woman.
An experieniced and well-equipped walker (he asked me to point that out, since he was rather embarrassed at finding himself in need of our helped) slipped and sustained a lower leg injury. He was treated by team members and evacuated to Ambleside for onward transport to hospital by ambulance. Suggestions that his fall was caused by a tackle from behind by Wayne Rooney have yet to be corroborated, and in truth are unlikely to be....
A 17-year-old male sustained a lower leg injury when he slipped on wet grass at the bottom of Rossett Ghyll. He was treated by team members and evacuated to the road-head for onward transfer to hospital.
Two people reported themselves in difficulty on Steel Fell. They were disorientated by the mist and were unable to find their way off. Attempts to talk them down failed. A search was organised and they were quickly located and escorted off.
A woman fell and sustained a head injury. The team responded and an RAF Seaking was requested to assist. The woman was treated by team members and evacuated by helicopter to West Cumberland Hospital
A solo male walker became disorientated, cold and very wet while attempting to reach Grasmere on the Coast to Coast walk. He was located near Greenup Edge and escorted of the hill.
Just on our way home from the previous two incidents when we were requested to assist a man who had fallen in to Dungeon Ghyll. He had tumbled about 5 metres from the path above and sustained injuries to his back, chest, hip and knee. He was treated and with some difficulty, evacuated from the ghyll, to a location from where he could be winched safely by RAF Seaking. We were assisted by Kendal MRT.
A mountain biker came off his bike, sustaining head and facial injuries. The team were called to assist the ambulance in recovering him. As it transpired, he was able to walk down with some assistance. We got to enjoy the sun...
Two seperate groups, one of two on Wansfell, and one of five on Hart Crag, were given guidance and instructions to find their way off each hill when they became disorientated in misty conditions...
Team assisted Wasdale MRT with a search for a man seperated from his father and brother on the walk back from Scafell to Langdale.. he was not very fit, couldn't navigate and had little by way of equipment... so when he got tired.... in their words "in agreement with me and his brother was making his own slower progress and we would wait for him to catch up. This method we had used on the way up.
The team was attending the Grasmere Gallop as a fundraising event, when they were requested to help a passerby who had fallen from the pavement and sustained a suspect fractured elbow. She was treated and recommended to seek further hospital treatment
A male climber fell whiel demonstrating techniques to a group. He sustained a nasty head injury and a fracture/dislocated ankle. He was treated by team members, air and land ambulance paramedics and evacuated to the valley floor for onward transport to hospital by air ambulance.
A woman slipped while descending Loughrigg and sustained an ankle fracture. We know this because she was a doctor, and she had a floppy foot , and was holding it on when we got to her ... her injury was stabilised and she was evacuated to Ambleside for onward transfer to hospital.
A man was reported as having fallen from the Bad Step on Crinkle Crags and sustained head, possible neck and leg injuries. He was treated and stabilised by team members and evacuated a short distance to a waiting RAF helicopter.
A woman was reported as struggling down from Red Tarn towards Oxendale. She was insistant that she needed no help, but there was concern about the progress she was making, so a team member went to check. She was located in Oxendale, hobbling badly. She was recovered in a farm vehicle. SHe subsequently contacted us, thanking us and the farmers for helping, and reported that, on X-ray, the ankle was fractured.. A stirling effort to get so far aided only by her husband!
With most of Kendal MRT committed to a search in the Howgill area, we were requested to assist them with an urban search for a missing despondent male. Nothing was found following a search of open ground, playing fields and housing estates
A man was reported moving very slowly and in some difficulty descending The Band. After seeming to make little progress it was decided to go and investigate. He was located having succeeded in getting down.
The team were requested to assist Patterdale MRT with a search for a couple who had got lost while trying to complete the Fairfield Horseshoe. They were located on Hutable Crag, after the only light source they had, a camera flash was used to find them. They were escorted to Dunmail Raise by team members and returned safety.. no map, torch, compass,
A climber fell 5 meteres to the ground and sustained concussion and a wrist fracture. He was treated and then evacuated by theteam to the air ambulance, which had landed lower down the fell.
A couple became lost and disorientated when descending from what they thought was Fairfield. It is unlikely they ever went up Fairfield but after a bit of detective work and searching, they were located near Buckstones Jump in Rydal valley. They had a map and compass in their bag, but didn't know how to use either and had been 'navigating' from Google maps on an iphone... not good...
A man slipped on a wet rock while crossing a boggy section of path and sustained a painful lower leg injury. He was treated by team members and evacuated to the valley and transported to Ambleside for onward transfer to hospital.
A woman slipped and sustained a lower leg fracture. She was treated by team members and evacuated to our Landrover ambulance and then to a NWAS ambulance in Ambleside for onward transfer to hospital
A couple become disorientated and lost having tried to avoid the Bad Step on Crinkle Crags. They phoned for help and were given directions and advice. They made good progress and were located descending The Band.
A woman sustained a reoccurrence of an old groin injury near the summit of Loughrigg. She was treated by the team and stretchered to our ambulance fo rtransport off the fell.
A woman sustained an ankle injury while descending Bright Beck. With help from her husband she managed to descend as far as Stickle Tarn before we located her and evacuated her to the valley by stretcher.. a whole heap less pain....
A woman slipped and fell around 10 feet from a rock on the side of the track in Mickleden. Ironically she had climbed the rock in order to avoid a big a big puddle on the track, which she then fell back in to... some days just don't go as planned!! She sustained head, arm, shoulder and neck injuries and was evacuated by team vehicle to an ambulance at Old Dungeon Ghyll.
We were requested by police to carry out an additional search for personal items relating to the previous days incident. Team Swiftwater Rescue Technicians searched rivers and banks and located several items that allowed the casualty to be identified.
A woman was reported being washed down a swollen river through Grasmere. The team responded to assist a multi-agency search of the river side and lake. Sadly, a body was located and recovered just after 3pm.
We were requested by police to recover the occupants of a car that had skidded on to it's roof on an ice covered road. They were uninjured. We also assisted the police in recovering their vehicle after it became stranded in similar conditons
While we were en route to the previous incident, we had to split resources to deal with this second incident. A man slipped and sustained a lower leg injury on the summit ridge. He was treated by team members and evacuated in the same helicopter as the previous casualty.
A man slipped and fell around 30 metres, sustaining rib, arm and shoulder injuries. He was treated by team members and evacuated by helicopter from RAF Boulmer to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
We assisted police in checking the area after multiple reports of flares were recieved... we think someone was mucking about... cheers.. we had nothing better to do..
A woman sustained a lower leg injury when she parted company with her mountain bike on a very wet track. She was treated and evacuated to a waiting ambulance