Incident Reports 1980
A 51 year old man from Manchester collapsed whilst walking with his sons. He suffered a FATAL heart attack. The Team located the body on Mart Crag Moor and conveyed it down the fellside. A helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmer was called, but not required.
A search was mounted after 2 adults and a child from Blackpool failed to turn up from a fell walk. Found at 3.15 a.m. in Rossett Ghyll. No torches, only a box of matches to guide rescuers to scene. Set off 1.15 p.m. for Scafell. Millom Team and S.A.R.D.A. assisted.
A Boys Brigade Expedition requested help when two of their party, aged 17 and 18 from Kemston, suffered ankle injuries and blisters/exhaustion/exposure. A mini search ensued to find the rest of the group. The rescue was on at the same time as No. 34 above.
A search was mounted for 7 retarded/semi blind adults lost on a walk. Found Mickleden, unharmed but very tired. (Apologies for the terminology, transcribed directly from 1980 report, and hopefully demonstrating how things have changed!!)
A 38 year old man from Loughborough fell 30ft., and sustained severe bruising and shock whilst trying to climb fresh snow. The Team were called to evacuate the inexperienced party, who had no ropes or crampons, from the top section of the Gulley.