Incident Reports 1991
Two men set to walk from the ODG to Stickle Tarn and back and with almost impossibly bad navigation managed to get benighted at Angle Tarn. Team assisted by SARDA, RAF Leeming MRT and RAF Boulmer. They walked down in the morning. 'Words fail me' said the team leader.
15 year old boy, part of a D of E group, collapsed with appendicitis and was airlifted to hospital by RAF Boulmer, who were, thankfully, in ^e area as holiday traffic prohibited the team driving anywhere near the area. The teacher 'shadowing' the group was still missing at 8.30 p.m., and 'unaware of the rescue'
52 year old woman collapsed and called for help which was heard by several people. The team with RAF Boulmer searched the area with negative results. The woman and her husband had walked off the fell but failed to inform the police or ourselves of this!
'Someone' reported whistles from the Raven Crag area. A search revealed a ten year old boy to be responsible for the whistling. His parents were 'educated' whilst the team conducted a thorough search of the ODG bar, which lasted well into the night. Team assisted by Furness MRT.
46 year old man attempted to drive over Wrynose Pass when the road was covered with ice and snow from top to bottom. He abandoned his car near the top and slipped on the ice-covered road and fractured his leg. I leave it to the reader to evaluate this man's cerebral capacity.