Incident Reports (Advance)
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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
A woman was reported as having fallen around 15 ft and had suffered head and leg injuries. Upon arrival she was discovered to have fractured her femur and also sustained a suspected fractured pelvis, along with head injuries.
She was treated by air ambulance paramedics and team members and was then airlifted to hospital by a Coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon
A woman suffered a sustained bout of fitting on Fairfield summit. The team was called and were on route when we learned that a helicopter that had been requested to assist had managed to pick her off the summit
A man called for help using an emergency locator beacon, It was established that he had a fracture/dislocation of his ankle and was unable to continue.
He was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher
Two campers called for help after one started to suffer from cramp. Team members attended to assist, but the campers decided to stay put and make their own way down next day
A climber took a significant fall from Raven Crag, Gt Langdale, sustaining serious multiple injuries. Having been lowered to the base of the crag by his climbing partners, he was treated and stabilised by paramedics, team doctors and cas carers, airlifted to the valley floor for further stabilisation then flown to Glasgow hospital
An 11-year-old male fell from his bike with the brake lever penetrating his leg causing a serious bleed. He was treated by the team along with paramedics and evacuated to an ambulance
A woman got her foot trapped on Heron Island, Rydal Water. She sustained painful injuries to both feet. Thankfully her friend and other island-dwellers were able to transport her back to the lake edge, where we treated her and handed her over to ambulance paramedics
A male had spoken to his wife earlier in the day, saying he had run out of water and was lost. The decision was taken to allow more time for the man to find his own way down. An hour later he phoned his wife to say he had found his own way
A woman descending from Pike How slipped and sustained a serious fracture/dislocation of her ankle. The dislocation was reduced by a team paramedic and she was evacuated by stretcher
A group of 6 hired mountain bikes in Windermere with plans to cycle to Wasdale Head. Despite being warned about the difficulty of the route and the weather by the staff at the bike shop they continued with their plan. They were subsequently reported overdue at Wasdale Head by another family member.
The decision to search was postponed until next morning and the group walked out around 8am having spent a cold, wet and unpleasant night out on the mountains while search teams were deploying.
Two women took simultaneous falls, one sustaining a suspected fractured wrist and the other an upper arm fracture. One was given morphine and stretchered off, the other managed to walk down with assistance
A young male sustained a shoulder injury when he fell off his bike. The team was called to assist, but we were stood down on route after he was assisted to a nearby property where an ambulance could reach
While the previous incident was still ongoing, we were requested to attend to an injured person who had reported themselves near Easedale Tarn. Investigation revealed that they were at Pike of Carrs on the other side of Far Easedale. We were assisted in a lengthy rescue by Kendal MRT
A male mountain biker sustained a suspected fracture/dislocation to his ankle when he took a low speed fall from his bike
He was treated by paramedics and evacuated by team members.
An elderly male was found dazed and with an obvious head injury on the summit of Brant Fell and help was called for him. He was treated by team members and the evacuated to a waitng ambulance
A fellrunner fell and sustained cut and got stuck on steep ground. He called for help but was vague about his location. In the process of trying to locate him and carrying out the essential initial COVID 19 risk assessment, he decided he could self-rescue and did so.
We stood down and went home
A fellrunner slipped on damp ground and twisted his knee, leaving him unable to continue. In a procedure new to us, he was COVID 19 risk assessed, treated by team members and evacuated. Fortunately his injury was not serious and the service of our over stretched ambulance service was not required for transport to hospital
The health and safety of our team members will always remain our first priority
A runner became lost and disorientated in poor weather near Fairfield summit. He was located and escorted down in very challenging weather conditions with help from Kendal MRT
A 73-year-old man slipped and sustained soft tissue injuries to his back. He was treated by team members and then evacuated by strectcher over some 'challenging' ground for onward transport to hospital
A young male sustained an ankle injury while descending from Harrison Stickle. He was treated by team members and evacuated in extremely windy conditions
Unfortunately a team member took a tumble while helping carry the stretcher on the descent resulting in an injury that required investigation in hospital
Four ambitious young men were attempting to wild camp near Easedale Tarn when the extreme weather got the better of them.
They called for help and were assisted off by the team.
A young male in a group sustained an ankle injury and were trying to self-evacuate but encountered difficulty trying to cross Stickle Ghyll in severe weather. The team responded and met the group walking off
In the midst of Storm Ciara we were requested to convey a NWAS crew to a patient in Grasmere when their vehicle was unable to get through flood water
She was treated and evacuated to an ambulance waiting on dry land
A car was reported as in the river at Skelwith Bridge. The team responded along with Cumbria Fire Service, but the people had self-evacuated so no help was required.
Storm Ciara was in full force
Two men became benighted when they lost the path and ran out of daylight. They gave their position using a word-based location app, but this placed them in Bolivia, so we ignored it and located them via other means and retrieved them
A male was located suffering from a shoulder injury. Investigation also revealed atrial fibrillation as well, so along with Kendal MRT, a coastguard helicopter was requested to speed evacuation
We rescued a woman from near School Knott who had slipped on waterlogged, snow-covered ground and fractured her lower leg.
She was treated by team members and evacuated to an ambulance for onward transfer to hospital
We were requested by Patterdale MRT to assist with the recovery of a man injured in an RTC on Kirkstone Pass, Snow had made the road impassable and the RTC had further compounded the problem