Incident Reports (Advance)
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A young boy was reported as having separated from his group on their return from Hellvellyn to Grasmere. Initial enquiries were being made when we were notified by police that he had turned up safely in Patterdale
A woman reported having received a message from her boyfriend saying that he and his father where lost on Dove Crag and the father had fallen and injured his ankle. A search was organised but called off when they managed self-evacuate to Patterdale
Two team members living local to an incident in Coniston MRT area assisted when a woman tumbled from the path on steep ground at Colwith Bridge. She sustained serious injuries and was flown to Preston hospital by air ambulance
A man was reported as suffering from severe abdominal pains and repeated vomiting near Angle Tarn. The team set off, along with Keswick MRT from the north. He was airlifted off by a Coastguard helicopter and his friends were recovered to Seathwaite by Keswick team members
A woman slipped on the lake shore after having been swimming in Grasmere
She sustained a dislocated shoulder, She was treated by team members and assisted to the road from where she was transferre to hospital by ambulance
T'was a windy and very wet day when a man slipped and sustained a fractured lower leg when he slipped just below the summit of Loughrigg. He was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher. An air ambulance that was dispatched by NWAS had to turn back due to the weather
A coupe lost their way on Crinkle Crag and ended up on Little Stand, some distance off route, before calling for help. They were located by team members and escorted from the hill
We received several separate reports of a paraglider falling out of the sky. We attended along with air ambulance but were able to stand down when it was confirmed that the paraglider was uninjured and had been carrying out some for of drill
Two people were reported stranded on Wrynose Pass in the snow and ice and with a puncture they were unable to repair. Two team members in a vehicle checked the road and found the car (along with another one) but it was empty. The occupants were later located in a safe place
The team was called to assist a woman who had slipped on frozen ground and sustained a suspected fractured wrist. She made good progress down with the aid of a companion and we met her near the bottom of the hill and were able to return her to her car
A woman was reported as having slipped and sustained a leg injury. We were unable to recontact the informant and SARLOC requests went unheeded. Ah hour of searching turned u nothing until we eventually received a message that they had self-evacuated and were on their way to hospital
The team were requested to assist multiple other Lakes team with a search for a missing father and son. Many had been out all night and our role was to check Rossett Ghyll, Angle Tarn and up to Esk Hause. Four team members were carrying out this task when the two were located having managed to walk out unaided in daylight
A solo female walker reported herself unable to find her way off Long Top, Crinkle Crag. A telephone conversation revealed that she had no torch nor functional compass (unable to operate the one on her phone due to cold hands) so we had little choice but to send a small group up to locate her and assist her down
A torch, map, compass, spare warm clothes and plenty of high energy food are essentials in the mountains as well as an understanding of your own abilities
The team was requested to assist Keswick MRT in locating a solo male walker who had reported himself lost near the summit of High Raise
A small group was assembled, and along with a search dog from Kendal MRT, departed from Stickle Barn Langdale. They hadn't got too far when the male was located and were able to stand down and return
A woman was found unconscious near Rydal Cave by local mountain bikers. They called for help and stayed with her until we arrived. She was treated by team members and evacuated to a waiting ambulance
A woman was found semi-conscious near Rydal Cave by passing walkers. They raised the alarm and stayed with her to render assistance until we arrived. She was treated by team members then handed over to paramedics for ongoing transport to hospital
The team assisted with the multi-agency response to Strom Arwen by carrying out welfare checks on people who had been identified as vulnerable or at risk due to ongoing power cuts caused by the storm
A second incident not a million miles from the previous one... a man slipped on a frozen path and sustained an injury to his thigh. He was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher to meet an ambulance in WIndermere
A woman and her mother got stuck in snow and ice when their car slid off the road. The team were attending when we were notifies that they'd managed to free the car and get down without further assistance
Five students attempting to reach Eskdale but got stuck on snow and ice on Wrynose Pass. Access was made extra difficult by fallen trees caused by Storm Arwen, but we eventually managed to get to them and recover them to Ambleside
With Storm Arwen in full flow we were requested to assist the Fire Service with treating and evacuating a young man who had been hit by a fallen tree, sustaining a fractured femur and skull. It was proving difficult to get an ambulance crew to him because of fallen trees, so we assisted a BASICS doctor with his treatment and evacuation once the Fire Service had cut the tree away from him
A man was having a bit of a hard time and contacted his friend to say he was considering harming himself. He was located and we sat in the sun with him for a while before he agreed to come down with us
A man reported that hi dog had fallen some considerable distance and sustained a number of injuries including a broken leg. The team attended to evacuate the dog but the man made good progress carrying it on his own and arrived at the car park as we did. We were able to refer him to a vet and stand down
A couple became separated from their friends while descending under direction of Patterdale MRT. They were located and escorted off
Their initial request for evacuation by air ambulance was never going to happen
Walkers reported seeing two paragliders crash. We investigated but no injured fliers were found
A man was reported as collapsed with CPR in progress. Despite efforts by bystanders, air ambulance and the team, the man was declared to have died at the scene. He was recovered from the fell
The team assisted Duddon and Furness MRT along with other LDSAMRA teams with an extended search for a missing teenage male. We were tasked to search Cathedral Cave in Little Langdale and having completed this we were returning to base when we were flagged down by a member of the public who had located the young man and was looking to return him to safety
A man reported himself lost on Crinkle Crags. He was located via SARLOC and was being talked off by a Deputy Leader when he encountered other walkers who were able to assist him back to the valley
A woman took a 5m fall while climbing, sustaining face, head, neck and back injuries. A Coastguard helicopter was requested to assist and their paramedic along with team members worked to stabilise the woman on the ledge she had landed on before she was eventually lifted off and flown to hospital
A man took a fall near Three Tarns, sustaining a serious head injury. We requested helicopter assistance and Great North Air Ambulance were able to attend. The man was stabilised and transferred to the helicopter, then flown to hospital
A dropped call to NWAS suggested that someone was in difficulty in the water at Blea Tarn. We attended along with Fire and Rescue, Police and NWAS. A search of the area revealed nothing, and we were able to stand down when a call was received confirming that the person we were looking for was on the way to hospital in a car
A male with a history of cardiac events was reported as suffering from dehydration and exhaustion near Bright Beck. The team was mobilised but because of the nature of the problem an air ambulance was requested to assist.
The casualty was airlifted to hospital and the team returned. It was a very hot day
A female took a tumble when her wheelchair slipped off the edge of a path. She sustained multiple cuts and bruises. She was extracted and handed over to ambulance crew for ongoing transport
A man fell and sustained a head injury. The team responded along with an air ambulance. The air ambulance was able to evacuate the man before we arrived, but the team assisted the man's partner down
An early start when a photographer trying to catch the early morning mist fell off the small crag he was standing on. He sustained an injury to his shoulder
He was treated by the team and evacuated to an ambulance waiting on the road
A young male became stuck in a bog and was unable to get out.
With many of the team committed to the ongoing rescue a couple of team members were mustered to attend. The man was assisted out of the bog by two passers-by while they were on route and the team members were able to stand down
A male parascender crashed into the side of Harrison Stickle, sustaining suspected spinal injuries. He was treated by team members, air ambulance paramedics and the Coastguard helicopter paramedic and evacuated to Newcastle
Two men were unable to continue when they descended in to the Upper Esk by mistake.
In a joint operation with Wasdale MRT, they were recovered and returned to Langdale
Two people became separated from the rest of their group on Crinkle Crags. They were inadequately equipped to navigate their way off, especially as it was going dark. They were located and escorted off by team members
A group of five elderly walkers were recovered having succumbed to hypothermia when forecast poor weather struck. They were assisted to the valley bottom with help from the team and a local farmer
A walker injured his ankle. He was unable to raise the alarm due to lack of mobile signal so his friend went to the nearest farmhouse for help. The team was responding when we were contacted to say that the man had been assisted from the hill by other people and was now in his car.
A man was reported as collapsed and drifting in and out of consciousness. He was attended by the team. Given his reported condition an air ambulance was requested to assist. He was assessed by their doctor and then stretchered to a waiting land ambulance
A group of three became cragfast on Jack's Rake when they took a wrong turn. The team was mobilised to assist them and was en-route when the managed to downclimb and get back on the correct route and make it out
The team was able to stand down
The team was made aware of a male who had wandered into Eskdale while trying to find his way back from Scafell to Langdale. He was initially given advice by a Wasdale MRT team leader before passing the monitoring of his progress over to LAMRT
He was sheltered overnight by an ML group who were camping overnight and finally pointed in the right direction to get off the hill
Two adventurers attempted to climb the snow covered face of Harrison Stickle. Inadequately equipped, they got stuck and called for help. The team set off to recover them but they contacted us to say they'd managed to get back on to safe ground themselves
We left them to it
A young woman reported that she was unable to locate a way down from Blea Rigg as darkness approached. Two team members were mobilised to retrieve her, but were able to stand down when she reported tha shed found the dam at Stickle Tarn and could find her way from there
A male collapsed with a suspected stroke on the summit of Sergeant Man. Because of the urgent medical need, an air ambulance was requested. It was able to reach the casualty ahead of the team and airlift him to hospital
A woman suffered a suspected fractured femur when she slipped.
We requested assistance from an air ambulance and Great North were able to attend, arriving ahead of the team and sparing us a lengthy stretcher carry
A young couple were unable to locate their way off Silver How when mist descended.
They phoned for help, They were very poorly equipped so a small party went and retrieved them.
Not the best way to spend a day on your honeymoon...
A woman was lucky to suffer only minor injuries when she fell around 20 metres into a ravine while trying to locate a route down.
She was recovered to better ground via a rope system and then assisted from the hill