Incident Reports

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Sun, 30th December 2018, 17:02
A walker lost the path between Ill Bell and Yoke and was unable to locate a way down. She was located by Kendal MRT members and escorted off
Fri, 28th December 2018, 13:59
A man suffered suspected fractured ribs when he slipped and fell around 3 metres. He was treated by team members and evacuated to a waiting ambulance
Thu, 27th December 2018, 15:16
A woman fell from the path in Raise Beck, sustaining injuries to her head and lower back/hip. She was treated by team members and then evacuated by Coastguard helicopter
Wed, 26th December 2018, 11:39
A woman slipped a wet rock and sustained a fractured ankle. She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher, then handed over to NWAS for the onward trip to hospital
Tue, 25th December 2018, 13:56
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
Sat, 22nd December 2018, 15:25
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
Mon, 17th December 2018, 17:33
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
Wed, 12th December 2018, 12:53
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
Tue, 11th December 2018, 22:02
A fellrunner sustained multiple injuries in a fall. Having been located by his friends he was treated by team members, then evacuated to hospital by Coastguard helicopter
Sun, 9th December 2018, 15:35
Our team doctor was requested to assist Coniston MRT with a difficult medical issue.
Sun, 9th December 2018, 13:00
A woman slipped on damp ground and sustained a nasty ankle injury. She was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher to an ambulance
Mon, 5th November 2018, 17:25
A woman missed the path and became lost and benighted on Wansfell. She was located and returned to her accommodation
Thu, 1st November 2018, 14:36
A 77-year-old man collapsed while walking. He was treated by paramedics and evacuated by the team
Tue, 30th October 2018, 13:34
A male was reported with a leg injury at the top of Dungeon Ghyll.
Tue, 16th October 2018, 23:52
Young female slipped sustaining a back injury
Sat, 13th October 2018, 17:15
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
Wed, 3rd October 2018, 09:10
Vulnerable male reported missing, possibly in our area. A search was organised, but nothing was found
Mon, 17th September 2018, 17:25
Requested to assist occupants of a vehicle which had come off the road at the top of Wrynose Pass.
Sun, 2nd September 2018, 14:26
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
Mon, 20th August 2018, 20:00
Male with medical issues reported overdue. Located in early stages of search
Mon, 20th August 2018, 17:19
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!
Mon, 20th August 2018, 16:51
People misplaced on Long Top and unable to find way down. Located via GPS on their hone and given advice on route down
Sun, 19th August 2018, 21:21
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...
Sun, 19th August 2018, 11:13
A woman sustained a suspected fractured tibia when she slipped at Sour Milk Ghyll, Grasmere
Sun, 19th August 2018, 05:00
We were requested to assist Patterdale MRT to recover a group of 4 who had become lost and benighted when they failed to locate their planned bivi site at Priest Hole
Sat, 18th August 2018, 17:31
A couple reported themselves lost having set off to walk to Cold Pike. They were located at the top of Hell Ghyll and escorted off
Fri, 17th August 2018, 15:14
A male reported himself as unable to walk due to lower leg injury. The team attended and he was located making slow progress below Three Tarns. He was assisted the rest of the way off
Wed, 15th August 2018, 00:45
A lone male was reported overdue from a walk to Scafell. Team leaders monitored the situation overnight and a search was planned first thing. The man was located as teams were deploying
Mon, 30th July 2018, 16:11
Family cragfast on Jack's Rake in poor weather. Recovered to the top
Mon, 30th July 2018, 11:10
Male with knee injury in quarry on Loughrigg
Sat, 28th July 2018, 15:12
A young male was unable to continue after suffering a hip injury. He was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher with help from Kendal MRT
Tue, 10th July 2018, 12:45
A young woman dislocated her knee
Mon, 9th July 2018, 16:29
A males sustained a head injury in a fall on Esk Pike. He was treated by team members and evacuated by Coastguard helicopter
Mon, 9th July 2018, 15:09
Female slipped and sustained ankle injury
Sun, 8th July 2018, 17:00
A male sustained a head injury in a fall near Stickle Tarn dam. He was treated by team members and then carried to a waiting air ambulance
Wed, 4th July 2018, 19:59
A young woman was reported fitting and unconscious. She was treated by team members and evacuated by Coastguard helicopter
Sat, 30th June 2018, 12:59
A young male sustained a deep laceration to the knee. He attempted to walk down, but the pain was too much, so he was stretchered down the remainder of the way
Thu, 28th June 2018, 15:14
A man suffered a leg injury while walking. He was stretchered off the hill on a very hot afternoon
Mon, 25th June 2018, 12:12
We were requested to assist NWAS to evacuate a young female with a head injury from near Miller Ground
Wed, 20th June 2018, 19:03
Shouts and "screams" for help turned out to be three sheep, which when interviewed, claimed to be in no difficulty whatsoever.
Sat, 9th June 2018, 14:22
We went to the aid of a woman with a fracture dislocated ankle. She was treated by team members and evacuated by air ambulance
Tue, 5th June 2018, 18:59
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
Sat, 2nd June 2018, 19:09
Requested to assist NWAS with suspected overdose in Bowness
Sun, 27th May 2018, 15:15
A woman sustained a head injury in a fall on Bowfell. he was treated by team members and evacuated by Coastguard helicopter
Sun, 27th May 2018, 14:44
Assisted a man with dislocated ankle. Treated and evacuated
Sun, 27th May 2018, 13:08
Requested to assist a multi-agency response to a fire on board the Windermere car ferry. All passengers evacuated without injury
Sat, 19th May 2018, 13:08
A male mountain biker sustained a fractured femur in a fall. He was treated by team members and evacuated
Wed, 16th May 2018, 12:24
A woman skipped on steep ground and sustained a painful wrist fracture. She was treated by team members and evacuated to Ambleside for onward transport to hospital
Tue, 15th May 2018, 12:54
Assisted NWAS with treatment and evacuation of a woman with an ankle injury
Mon, 14th May 2018, 08:59
A woman fell from the wall at a popular viewpoint, falling 3 to 4 metres and sustaining a serious shoulder and elbow injury
Tue, 8th May 2018, 18:54
A fellrunner was taken ill while running with friends. He was treated by team members then evacuated.
Mon, 7th May 2018, 13:35
Requested to assist Kendal MRT with incident in Kentmere. Casualty with ankle injury
Sun, 6th May 2018, 11:40
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
Sun, 6th May 2018, 09:51
Male taken ill on Nab Scar. Treated by team members and evacuated by air ambulance
Sat, 5th May 2018, 17:39
Male taken ill. Treated by team members and evacuated
Sat, 5th May 2018, 13:04
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!
Sat, 5th May 2018, 05:50
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
Fri, 4th May 2018, 14:44
A 61-year-old woman sustained a lower leg injury. Unfortunately they struggled to give us an accurate location which delayed the rescue. She was located using the SARLOC tool, treated and evacuated
Wed, 2nd May 2018, 14:50
Male with suspected ankle fracture near Stythwaite Steps, Grasmere
Sun, 29th April 2018, 13:45
A man slipped and sustained a knee injury. He was treated by team members then evacuated by air ambulance
Sat, 28th April 2018, 20:58
Concern for the safety of a male seen on Helm Crag. The team deployed in limited numbers, but the male had moved on and nothing was found
Sun, 22nd April 2018, 18:37
A male climber fell from the crag, suffering multiple injuries. Despite efforts from bystanders and the team, sadly he was declared deceased at the scene. His body was recovered to Ambleside
Sat, 21st April 2018, 18:55
A young male, part of a large group, sustained a hip injury and was unable to continue. To the group's credit, they managed to carry him a significant portion of the way down
Sat, 21st April 2018, 17:36
We assisted NWAS in accessing and evacuating a walker with a fractured ankle in Troutbeck
Wed, 18th April 2018, 13:31
A woman sustained an ankle injury when she slipped on steep ground. After some difficulty locating her she was treated and evacuated
Sun, 15th April 2018, 11:31
A competitor in an orienteering event slipped and sustained a nasty wrist fracture. He was located with some difficulty, treated and then evacuated by stretcher.
Sat, 14th April 2018, 16:13
A man suffered a hip injury when he slipped on a steep stony slab. He was teared by team members and evacuated by air ambulance
Wed, 11th April 2018, 16:32
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
Thu, 5th April 2018, 09:39
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
Thu, 5th April 2018, 08:50
A drive reported himself as skidded off the road and car hanging over the edge on Wrynose Pass. Apparently. Team attended. Driver had self-rescued and disappeared
Tue, 3rd April 2018, 20:24
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.
Sat, 31st March 2018, 16:17
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
Fri, 23rd March 2018, 20:10
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.
Sat, 17th March 2018, 23:08
‘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
Fri, 16th March 2018, 17:15

Two people reported themselves cragfast on the Great Slab on Bowfell.

In darkness and very poor weather conditions they were located and assisted from the hill. Make no mistake; full winter conditions still prevail on the high fells

This was a difficult and protracted rescue

Sat, 24th February 2018, 11:29
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
Fri, 23rd February 2018, 11:15
The body of a male was found by a local man. We assisted police with the recovery
Sun, 18th February 2018, 18:24
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
Fri, 16th February 2018, 13:30
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!
Thu, 15th February 2018, 16:09
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.
Thu, 15th February 2018, 12:53
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
Fri, 9th February 2018, 21:36
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
Mon, 5th February 2018, 11:32
A woman slipped on damp ground and sustained a fracture to her lower leg. She was treated by team members and evacuated to an ambulance waiting at the roadside
Sun, 28th January 2018, 14:12
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
Sun, 21st January 2018, 18:20
We were requested to recover a young male who was stranded at Kirkstone Pass in snow and in need of medical assistance
Fri, 19th January 2018, 07:18
We were requested by Cumbria Police to check Rydal Caves as part of their enquiries into the whereabouts of a missing male. Nothing was found
Tue, 16th January 2018, 15:10
Two men phoned for help after becoming lost and unable to locate a way down on Fairfield. They were located and escorted from the hill
Tue, 16th January 2018, 07:30
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
Thu, 11th January 2018, 14:23
A couple became temporarily misplaced while walking on Lingmoor. They were hastily relocated
Wed, 3rd January 2018, 19:28
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.
Mon, 1st January 2018, 20:09
We were called to attend a man who had been found collapsed on a path in Little Langdale. Despite the effort of passersby, sadly the man was declared deceased
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