A man was unable to find his way down from Bowfell after the battery on his phone, his only means of navigation, went flat. He was located using SARLOC and subsequently by three team members and then escorted off the hill
An avoidable incident
A young runner was reported many hours overdue. A team leader was gathering information from his father when his mother located him on Kirkstone Pass... we're thinking a lengthy parent/offspring type conversation may have taken place that evening....
There's no harm in setting out alone, but it's worth telling someone your plans
A party of three reported themselves lost and on the wrong side of a river in the Troutbeck area. Their position was provided via the Emergency Call Location Information service and they were recovered by team members
Two people became lost and cragfast on the back of Crinkle Crags. One reported at gash to the hand in addition. They were eventually located by Kendal MRT members while we were looking on Crinkle Crags. They were walked off
Male competitor in long distance fell race was reported with a head injury. Examination by team members identified hypoglycaemia. A helicopter was requested to assist but was unable to help due to the extreme weather
A woman walking the coast to Coast slipped and sustained suspected fractures to her tibia and fibula when she slipped on very wet ground
She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher with help from Duddon and Furnes MRT
11 team members for 6 hours, plus Duddon and Furness MRT
A woman sustained an ankle injury near Three Tarns. Having confirmed her location via SARLOC, she was treated and evacuated with assistance from our Norwegian volunteer rescue friends who are visiting the area for a few days. Their help was much appreciated!
12 team members for 5 hours plus Norske Folkehjelps (8)
A family of five including a 2-year-old child became benighted at the top of Pavey Ark as darkness. They were quickly located via phone GPS and then subsequently by a team member and then evacuated to the valley floor by Coastguard helicopter. The final rescue of a long day...
A search was organised for a male who was reported overdue from a walk from Rosthwaite to Grasmere. He was eventually located in Grasmere, his phone battery having gone flat, and had forgotten where he was supposed to be staying and was trying to find a someone who could lend he a phone charger. We were assisted by Keswick MRT
A woman sustained serious multiple injuries when she fell from a ledge at Fat Man's Agony on Side Pike. She fell as she attempted to make space for a group to pass the confined space. She was treated by air ambulance personnel and then evacuated by the team for airlift to Preston
A woman sustained an ankle fracture when she slipped on wet ground. She was located by SARLOC, treated by team members, and evacuated by stretcher
It's very useful in these circumstances if you can tell us where you are. Descriptions such as "we can see Rydal Water" aren't particularly helpful! Thankfully our SARLOC tool is very good, but it's doesn't work every time and not knowing where you are delays rescue!
A young male spent the night out on Esk Pike. He was located by with the SARLOC tool and team members treated him for the effects of cold before he was evacuated to Keswick by helicopter. We were assisted by Duddon and Furness and Keswick MRT and a helicopter from Prestwick
15 team members for 6 hours, plus Duddon & Furness and Keswick MRT
We received a call to assist a teenage female who was suffering a severe allergic reaction. We requested air ambulance to assist. The girl was airlifted to hospital and te rest of the party were assisted down, two with minor ankle injuries sustained while trying to help their friend
A body was located by a passing walker. We were unable to recontact so the team mobilised along with Great North Air Ambulance. Once on scene it was confirmed that the casualty was deceased and her body was flown to the valley floor for onward transport to Ambleside
Two men reported themselves lost on 'Rydal Mountain'. There isn't a 'Rydal Mountain', so a search of various locations was organised. We failed to locate them before we received a phone call from them on their way back to Manchester.
We were requested to assist police with a search for an elderly female who had wandered off from the house her family were holidaying in. She was located by police nearby while a larger search was being planned
Two men reported themselves benighted near Three Tarns, with one of them feeling unwell. We failed to find them at Three Tarns, and the search for them was widened. Technology failed to locate them due to failing batteries and old-school phones, so we reverted to shouting, looking and listening. This method located them near Ore Gap and they were assisted down to the valley.
‘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
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
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
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!
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.
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
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
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
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
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.