A 15 year old schoolgirl from Stainforth, Yorkshire, slipped and fell on a steep slope at Troutbeck Park, Windermere. She suffered a suspected fractured femur, was carried down on a stretcher assisted by the Tweed Valley M.R.T. from Galashiels. She was taken to hospital in Kendal.
Footnote: The school party seemed to be well organised and equipped. The weather was clear, dry and sunny.
The team recovered the body of a missing man, age 40 years, at the head of Troutbeck Park, Troutbeck, Windermere, when a farmer found him whilst tending his sheep. Carried three miles by team on a stretcher. Footnote: There seems to be a mystery surrounding this man, who had been seen in the area some days before he was found. Last known address was Barrow-in-Furness. Cumbria police seem to know this man. Clothing and footwear (missing when found) totally inadequate for conditions. Weather conditions: Cold, dull with snow showers, ice and deep snow underfoot.
A 54 year old woman from Woodleigh, Berks. slipped off a path and broke her ankle. The team carried her on a stretcher down the fell and then by private transport to a Kendal hospital Weather conditions: FINE, DRY, CLEAR, WET IN PLACES