Very severe gales, hail storms and torrential rain during the night blew away tents and equipment causing 13 people to suffer from exposure. Some incredible flying by helicopters from R.A.F. Boulmer and Valley was demonstrated during the evacuation. The serious cases flow in to hospital. The rest, along with the team and equipment flown to Ambleside rugby field.
Due to faulty handling near a naked flame, a camping-gas cylinder ignited the tent and its occupants. Two youths from Skelmersdale sustained burns to face, hands, legs and were badly shocked, one youth escorted to safety, the other stretchered down and rushed to Kendal Hospital in Team's ambulance.