Nine Lake District teams, two from the Mid-Pennines, a mine rescue unit, S.A.R.D.A. and RAF Linton M.R.T. searched for two days when a 29 year old man from Kendal left a suicide note. Found by search dog in Yeasty Rigg Gill, Mosedale with very severe injuries and shock. Airlifted to Whitehaven Hospital by a helicopter from RAF Leconfield.
The occupants of a car phoned the Police when they became stuck on an ice-covered Wrynose Pass. They were concerned that they couldn't get down. A vehicle was dispatched to assist them, but we couldn't find them. It transpired that they had got down the pass by themselves and were making their way to Lancaster. We returned home.
A major operation swung into action when a coach crashed through a wall at the bottom of Kirkstone Pass, tipping onto its side. There were in excess of 40 people on board, many of whom were injured, some seriously. The rescue operation involved Police, Ambulance, Fire Service, Air Ambulance, ourselves and Kendal MRT. Our Lowfold base was used as a casualty clearing station were the less seriously injured were assessed by Paramedics, before being sent to appropriate hospitals. Our vehicles were used for transport.