Incident Reports 2024

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Incident Report #12 2024

In another uncharacteristic pre-lunch call Keswick MRT asked us to attend an incident just across the border between us. They were already committed to an incident on Helvellyn White Side (14) - Keswick Mountain Rescue (keswickmrt.org.uk)

A woman sustained a fractured ankle when she slipped in Wythburn

She was given pain relief and evacuated by stretcher

Man Hours
13 team members for 3 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY313118

Incident Report #11 2024

A young woman phoned for help when overwhelmed by weather at Esk Hause. Very poor phone signal meant information was scant so we set off equipped for most eventualities. She was located uninjured at the bottom of Rossett Ghyll having been assisted down by two other people  

 

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Ask yourself three questions

Do I know what the weather will do?

Do I have the right equipment?

Do I have the skills?

Man Hours
12 team members for 3 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY234082

Incident Report #6 2024

Questionable decision making led to a couple going on to the high fells despite warnings of the approaching storm Isha. Forced to abandon a heavy rucsack they found themselves unable to continue and called for help. With considerable difficulty they were recovered in a joint effort by LAMRT, Patterdale, and RAF Leeming and Valley MRTs. A Coastguard helicopter also attempted access but was unable due to extreme weather conditions

Ask yourself three questions

Do I know what the weather will do?

Do I have the skills?

Do I have the equipment?

Man Hours
18 team members, plus Patterdale, RAF Leeming & Valley MRTs
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY370108

Incident Report #4 2024

A woman reported double ankle injuries in a slip. She tried to continue to move but was unable. The team was called, with Kendal MRT assisting. The woman was winched in to Rescue 199 Coastguard helicopter and her husband and dog returned to the valley in the company of team members

Man Hours
10 team members for 3 hours plus Kendal MRT and Rescue 199
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY296102

Incident Report #3 2024

An apparent distress signal was sighted in the area of Side Pike. Team members met the informant and took a look. Nothing was seen and it was agreed any urgent situation had passed and this was a false alarm with good intent

Man Hours
2 team members for 1 hour
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY291054