Incident Reports 1985

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Incident Report #40 1985

Very greasy rocks may have caused a 16 year old female from Surrey to fall 100ft onto screes and sustain a fractured skull and other serious injuries. A helicopter from R. A. F. Boulmer airlifted Team Doctor to the scene and assisted with the evacuation. Kendal M.R.T also in attendance. Weather conditions: Low cloud, raining at times.

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Incident Report #32 1985

An informant who descended Langstrath reported an A.T.C. Group member had exhaustion. Keswick Team leader alerted this Team and on arrival at the Tarn found 8 teenagers from Manchester suffering from exposure, 2 serious. A Wessex helicopter from R.A. F. Leconfield did some incredible flying in severe gale force winds and heavy rain to pluck 5 from near the top of Rossett. The others escorted to safety. Assisted by Patterdale M.R.T.

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Incident Report #6 1985

A group of 5 teenagers tried to descend steep, dangerous rocks, four became cragfast and one fell some distance onto a ledge sustaining spinal injuries and a broken leg. He was stretcher lowered to safety. The others were treated for incipient exposure, then escorted off. Assisted by Kendal M.R.T. Weather conditions: Driving Rain, very cold, misty at times.

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