Incident Reports 2011

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Incident Report #105 2011

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...

Man Hours
9 team members for 5 hours, plus Kendal MRT, RAF Leeming MRT, plus two others from UWFRT and Cleveland MRT
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NY298103

Incident Report #101 2011

A man was reported stuck in his car in snow, high on Wrynose Pass. Two team members attended the vehicle, discovering it empty with a note stating that the occupant had gone to stay in a hotel.. A vehicle was stuck behind it. At the time of writing the road is impassable, due in part to snow, but also because the two cars are blocking it...
Man Hours
2 team members for 2 hours
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NY288032

Incident Report #98 2011

A man fell around 2 or 3 metres while descending from the rocky top of Helm Crag. He was blown off balance by a gust of wind. He sustained head and suspected neck and spinal injuries. He was treated byteam members and evacuated a helicopter from RAF Boulmer. Air ambulance attended but was unable to assist due to poor light conditions
Man Hours
17 team members for 2.5 hours
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NY326094

Incident Report #96 2011

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

Man Hours
2 team members for 1 hour
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NY285062

Incident Report #95 2011

And another... a couple were reported making very slow progress descending the Rossett Ghyll path... There was concern that they wouldn't make it down before dark. A quick search was organised, followed by a slightly more extensive one, focused on some rough ground around where the abruptly changed direction. Nothing was found, so it was assumed the couple made it out before dark and somehow evaded us....
Man Hours
7 team members for 1.5 hours
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NY250071

Incident Report #94 2011

While winding up the previous incident we were made aware of a second walker, also seperated from his companions around Angle Tarn. Enquiries were being made and a search organised when the man phoned from The Woolpack Inn in Eskdale.
Man Hours
3 team members for 1 hour, plus Kendal MRT
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NY245079

Incident Report #93 2011

A woman was reported missing after becoming seperated from her walking partner. An extensive search was organised, with help from Kendal MRT, a number of search dogs and a helicopter from the RAF. She was eventually located, being assisted down by a small group of walkers from Crinkle Crags.
Man Hours
12 team members for 3 hours, plus Kendal MRT, RAF Helicopter, SARDA Lakes
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NY282046

Incident Report #91 2011

A man slipped and sustained a lower leg unjury. The team was called, and we in turn requested Kendal MRT to help, along with an air ambulance. In a break in the low cloud the air ambulancew managed to evacuate the man, leaving us with the casualty's partner to meet and ensure she got down safely.
Man Hours
11 team members for 2.75 hours, plus Kendal MRT
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NY296103

Incident Report #89 2011

A woman sustained a dislocated shoulder when she fell near the summit of Crinkle Crags. Team members responded, along with members of Kendal MRT. We got to within 500 metres and were overtaken by the air ambulance. They were able to walk the woman to the aircraft and fly her to hospital. We returned to pur vehicle parked at Three Shires Stone, grateful that a long stretcher carry had been avoided!
Man Hours
10 team members for 3 hours plus Kendal MRT
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NY249050

Incident Report #88 2011

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.

Man Hours
9 team members for 1 hour
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NY296040

Incident Report #87 2011

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....

 

Man Hours
16 team members for 3 hours, plus Kendal MRT
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NY308098

Incident Report #78 2011

A man, walking with his family, slipped and fell, dislocating his elbow. Although it relocated itself shorlty afterwards, he was in a great deal of pain. He was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher to Ambleside. An air ambulance attempted to reach him, but had to turn back because of the weather. We were assisted by Kendal MRT.
Man Hours
14 team members for 3 hours, plus Kendal MRT
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NY248074

Incident Report #71 2011

A couple became separated on Crinkle Crags... one of them made it back to their vehicle and reported the other missing. The other, it transpired had been searching the rridge for his missing partner, eventually becoming exhausted and benighted near Swinsty Ghyll. He was found here by team members and escorted to safety. We were assisted by Wasdale MRT and search dogs.
Man Hours
10 team members for 4.5 hours, plus Wasdale MRT
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NY242043

Incident Report #62 2011

Team members where returning to base from the previous incident when our vehicle was flagged down by police officers wanting help with a man suffering a suspected MI. With no ambulance immediatley available the team assisted until an ambulance arrived
Man Hours
2 team members for 1 hour
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NY377045

Incident Report #50 2011

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.

Man Hours
13 team members for 4 hours, plus Kendal MRT
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NY290066

Incident Report #49 2011

Initial confusion was quickly cleared up to establish that a second, very similar incident had occurred and a seconf man was suffering a suspected MI a relatively short distance from the previous incident. Team members attended and a second air ambulance was requested to assist. The second casualty was airlifted to hospital
Man Hours
10 team members for 1 hour, with Kendal MRT en-route
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NY276058

Incident Report #45 2011

A man was reported missing by his wife on a recce of an upcoming 100 mile run.. which left more than a few possibilities open as to where he might be.. anywhere from Cockermouth to Ambleside via Keswick and Penrith... luckily he was located in bed by an eagle eyed team member who had gone to their holiday accommodation with the man's wife...
Man Hours
2 team members for 1 hour
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NY377038

Incident Report #43 2011

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.

Man Hours
2 team members for 2 hours
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NY225080

Incident Report #41 2011

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

Man Hours
4 team members for 1 hour
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NY337074

Incident Report #40 2011

A group of six got stuck on Crinkle Crags when they couldn't find Three Tarns, and then in retracing their steps to the Bad Step, couldn't descend it or find their way around it. They were told to stay at the top of the Bad Step and team members recovered them from there. A group of two had been successfully 'talked' off Crinkle Crag earlier in the day. It remains a frustration that people are going in to the hills without the full set off skills to get them up and back DOWN, or the ability to make good judgement calls and avoid trouble.
Man Hours
9 team members for 4 hours
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NY248048

Incident Report #38 2011

A man reported himself lost somewhere on Crinle Crags. We had great difficulty getting back to him on his Italian mobile phone, but eventually managed to speak to him. He was using the GPS on the same phone and was unable to operate the GPS and phone simultaneously. He convinced us he was near the southern end of the Crags, but an extensive search failed to locate him. Having exhausted all reasonable possibilities, using 3 mountain rscue teams and 5 search dogs, we eventually had to call the search of, with him still unlocated.
Man Hours
14 team members for 9 hours, plus Wasdale, and Kendal MRTs and SARDA
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NY251045

Incident Report #36 2011

An hour was spent/lost/wasted (delete as appropriate) trying to locate a missing fellrunner. He had been seen by Wasdale MRT in upper Eskdale, and was eventually pointed in the right direction by an RAF MRT heading for Borrowdale.. a long day for somebody who was on a short run from Gt Langdale tom Pike O'Blisco and back... take map!!
Man Hours
4 team members for 1 hour
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NY271042

Incident Report #34 2011

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.

Man Hours
12 team members for 2 hours
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NY298067

Incident Report #33 2011

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.

Man Hours
11 team members for 2.25 hours
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NY344056

Incident Report #31 2011

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!

Man Hours
3 team members for 1.5 hours
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NY273054

Incident Report #30 2011

The team were called to a climber who had fallen a considerable distance from the top of Raven Crag, Walthwaite. He fell around 75 metres, sustaining serious multiple injuries. His second also sustained minor injuries , including rope burns, because he was pulled off his stance. We worked with paramedics, air ambulance and RAF to treat and evacuate the man
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NY325057

Incident Report #29 2011

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 despondant male. Nothing was found following a search of open ground, palyoing fields and housing estates

Man Hours
11 team members fro 3 hours
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Incident Report #25 2011

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,

Man Hours
20 team members for 5 hours, plus Patterdale MRT and SARDA
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NY367119

Incident Report #21 2011

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...

Man Hours
13 team members for 3 hours
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NY367077

Incident Report #11 2011

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.

Man Hours
12 team members for 1.5 hours
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NY283061

Incident Report #10 2011

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.

Man Hours
5 team members for 3.5 hours, plus Kendal MRT
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NY338077

Incident Report #6 2011

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.

Man Hours
19 team members for 4.25 hours
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NY244070