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Incidents 2016

17 JanThe team were asked to assist with a search for a missing male in Sowerby Woods near Carlisle. A rapid search of woodland was made in failing daylight but nothing was found.
29 JanThe team returned to Sowerby Woods to continue the search for the missing male. Again nothing was found. The assistance by Penrith MRT and Lake District Search Dogs was greatly appreciated. The Sprinter proved to be an excellent control vehicle during these searches.
326 JanThe team were called to assist with rescuing a female who had fallen over a bank and down a cliff at Maryport promenade. As the team were assembling they heard that Fire & Rescue and the Ambulance service had dealt with the incident.
415 FebA call was received to rescue a female with an injured ankle at Keskadale, 100m from the road.  Team leaders found that this task was in Keswick MRT's area so it was transferred to Keswick MRT.
525 FebA female slipped sustaining a shoulder injury on Broom Fell.  The team attended by driving high up forest roads into Darling How Plantation. The Air Ambulance also attended and the casualty was transferred by helicopter, after a short carry, to Carlisle Infirmary. 
66 MarNWAS asked the team to assist with dealing with a male with an ankle injury on Binsey, about 50 yds from road. Before leaving base, team leaders spoke to the informant. It transpired that he had managed to help the casualty to the roadside so the team was stood down.
723 MarA family group had planned to descend Whiteless Pike but erroneously descended Grasmoor Front. The team used SARLOC to confirm their actual position. A male had slipped on steep ground sustaining a wrist & thumb injury and a cut to his leg. He and his family were evacuated down steep heather in failing daylight to a land ambulance at Lanthwaite Green.
825 MarA female walking along a forest track near Gillerthwaite Youth Hostel sustained a fractured ankle when she slipped climbing over a fallen tree. A small party attended in a team vehicle and drove her to an ambulance near Gillerthwaite.
930 MarA male sustained an injury 30m from Cinderdale car park and NWAS requested assistance to carry him to an ambulance. A small party attended and assisted.
1031 MarA 57 year old female slipped whilst walking on the Scale Force path and sustained an ankle injury. The air ambulance attended and team members assisted with a short carry to the helicopter. She was taken to CIC where a fracture just above the ankle was confirmed.
111 AprThe team was called to a walker from Bury at the base of Scale Force waterfall who had slipped and sustained an injury to his right ankle. The team treated the walker at the scene.  Due to the potentially serious nature of the injury,  coastguard helicopter Rescue 999 was tasked and airlifted the casualty to Cumberland Infirmary at Carlisle.
126 AprA search of the Scale Hill Wood, Loweswater area took place when the car of a missing person from Wales was located in the National Trust car park. Team members searched wooded areas and Brackenthwaite Hows but nothing was found.
137 AprThe team was called to a 62 year old female walker from Yorkshire with an ankle injury, on the path beside Moss beck, Newlands .  The casualty was stretchered to the waiting ambulance at Newlands Hause which took her to Keswick Cottage Hospital.
149 AprReports of a red light flashing on the top of Pillar, Ennerdale were passed to the team. When the team investigated by driving into Ennerdale and flashing their blue lights, Cumbria Police received a call from a hill party on a night ascent of Pillar concerned that they had triggered a rescue. Having ascertained that there was no issue on the hill the team returned to Cockermouth base.
1510 AprA 68 year old lady visiting from Germany, collapsed in Setmurthy Woods near Cockermouth. She was treated at the scene by an ambulance paramedic, and team members transferred her to the ambulance on the road.  
1614 AprAllerdale BC asked CMRT if they could assist with removal of a fly-tipped sofa from an inaccessible position under the cycle track bridge over the river Cocker. A group from the team attended the scene and removed the sofa to the railway path for disposal by Allerdale.
1716 AprThe team was called to a 57 year old lady on Buttermere lake shore path with pains indicating potential heart problem.  Team members worked with with air and land ambulance personnel.  The lady was treated at the scene and evacuated by the team to the waiting land ambulance at Gatesgarth Farm. She was transferred to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
1822 AprReports were received of a dog being stuck on a ledge on Haystacks, Buttermere. The caller was concerned that its owners were struggling to scramble up steep ground and someone may become injured. Team members went to the location of the incident but as they were arriving the dog was freed and it was found that nobody had been injured.
1925 AprThe team was called out  to assist a  14 yr old girl from Essex who had slipped and sustained a bang to the head resulting in dizziness and possible concussion.  Great North Air Ambulance H58 attended and the casualty was treated at the scene by the air ambulance doctor and paramedic and stretchered to the air ambulance by the team. She was transferred to Carlisle Infirmary by helicopter.
2028 AprKeswick MRT had a search involving two people lost in mist on the Coast-to-Coast walk over Greenup Edge. Cockermouth, Langdale/Ambleside and the Lakes District Search Dogs were put on standby but the missing persons were rapidly located by a Keswick team member and no further assistance was needed.
217 MayReports of a climber with a leg injury and a cragfast climber on Gable Crag were received by Wasdale Team. WMRT asked CMRT to deal with the injured climber and air support was provided by Rescue 999, a Bristows S92 from Prestwick. The injured climber and his cragfast colleague were evacuated to a pickup point in Stone Cove and were flown back to team vehicles at Honister.
228 MayA team member was travelling down Honister pass whilst the 2016 Fred Whitton ride was in progress and stopped to assist with the treatment of two casualties near one-arm boulder. One was flown by NWAA H72 from Barton to Lancaster Infirmary, the other retired from the race and was assisted back to the start by marshalls
238 MayThe team were called to assist a 65 year old female who had been taken ill near the top of Squat Beck, Rannerdale. The team attended and carried her by stretcher to Buttermere Quarry and a waiting land ambulance.
249 MayThe team were asked to attend Black Sail YHA to assist with a casaulty with chest pain. A small group from the team, including a team doctor, attended the YHA and transported the casualty to Bowness Knott, for onward transport to West Cumberland Hospital by land ambulance.
2515 MayA 54 year old female injured her knee near the tunnel on the Buttermere lakeshore path. The team were called to carry her to a waiting ambulance at Hassness, which returned her to her car in Buttermere for onward transport to West Cumberland Hospital.
2617 MayKeswick MRT were called to an unconscious 70 year old male on Sale Fell and the Cockermouth team were called to assist. Unfortunately despite his colleagues delivering CPR and the Great North Air Ambulance H58 attending his life could not be saved. The deceased man was carried off the fell and the informant was taken back to his home address in Keswick.
2728 MayA group of female walkers were overdue at Buttermere Youth Hostel. They were last heard from as they left Bowfell intending to walk to Borrowdale. They turned up in Langdale the next day.
281 JunTeam members were asked to assist Cumbria Fire and Rescue with efforts to fight a large fire on fells north of Blencathra. Keswick and Penrith Team members had already undertaken long shifts assisting with navigation, carrying equipment and providing refreshments to Fire Service personnel. It turned out that CMRT members were not required and team members were stood down.
292 JunA 50 year old male paraglider pilot attempted to take off from the top of High Crag, Buttermere but landed badly and injured his ankle. Team members attended and were supported by Keswick MRT and S92 Rescue 999 from Prestwick, which flew the casualty to Carlisle Infirmary.
3011 JunTwo females in their 50's were reported as overdue at Black Sail Youth Hostel, Ennerdale. They had booked dinner at 7pm but had not arrived by 9.30pm. Whilst team leaders were making enquiries the females returned, safe and well.
3114 JunTeam members assisted a sheep off ledges on Seat, Buttermere.
3219 JunA 72 year old male slipped on the Red Pike "yellow brick road" path, took a tumbling fall and sustained head and knee injuries. Team members treated him at the scene and coastguard helicopter R999 attended, winched the casualty on board and flew him to Carlisle Infirmary.
3319 JunA 60 year old female became separated from her group whilst walking the coast-to-coast from St Bees to Ennerdale. Whilst team leaders were making enquiries she turned up at accommodation in Croasdale
3421 JunTeam members went to Whins Farm to assist with removing three sheep off ledges on Floutern Crag. This was interrupted to deal with the callouts on Red Pike.
3521 JunThe team were called to assist a 66 year old male with chest pains between Scale Force and Red Pike. Unfortunately his condition deteriorated rapidly and, despite the efforts of his walking party, two air ambulance crews and the team he died at the scene. His body was flown to West Cumberland Hospital.
3621 JunWhilst returning from the previous callout, the team were called to assist a 45 year old female who had slipped between Dodd and Scale Bridge. She was treated at the scene, winched on board coastguard helicopter R936 and flown to Carlisle Infirmary.
3725 JunKeswick MRT were called to an unconscious 74 year old female on Sale Fell and the Cockermouth team were called to assist. The casualty regained consciousness and was evacuated by stretcher and taken to a Keswick team vehicle for onwards transport to hospital.
382 JulA fell runner injured her ankle near the summit of Seat, Buttermere. She was treated at the scene and carried by stretcher to Warnscale Bottom. The team were assisted by members of RAF Leeming MRT.
394 JulA 27 year old male collapsed near the summit of Red Pike Buttermere. GNAA H58 flew to the scene and evacuated him to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle. Team members met up with the rest of his party on Lingcomb Edge and walked them back to Buttermere.
406 JulThe team was asked by Cumbria Police to assist with a search in Cockermouth for a missing male. Areas around the town were searched but nothing was found.
4113 JulKeswick MRT requested Cockermouth MRT to attend to one of their callouts on the shore of Derwentwater as they were committed on Greenup Edge. A female had fallen and sustained a leg injury and needed to be stretchered to an ambulance at the roadside. A boat from Nichol End marina assisted with this rescue.
4215 JulThe Team was called to a 65 year old lady from Leeds who slipped and fell from the Buttermere lakeshore path near Hassness House. She fell approximately 3 metres onto rocks on the lake shore, sustaining a back injury. Her husband raised the alarm and called the team.  Team members treated the lady at the scene and stretchered her to Hassness House from where she was transferred to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle by road ambulance.
4319 JulA 50 year old male sustained an ankle injury on Haystacks and spent the night at the "Room with a view" bothy above Buttermere. His friends went to Honister YH and called the team. Team members attended, treated him and stretchered him down to Gatesgarth Farm from where his friends took him to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.
4421 JulTwo walkers were stuck in bad weather on Kirkfell, Ennerdale. The team leader made contact with them and gave them advice on how to descend safely to Wasdale and the walkers made their own way off the fell.
4523 JulThe Team was called to a 31 year old from Redcar, Teeside, who tripped on the Haystacks path near Black Beck tarn. She sustained an ankle injury and was treated on site by team members and a North West Air Ambulance paramedic. She was then flown to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, by NWAA H08.
4625 JulThe Team was called to Bleaberry Combe area, Red Pike, Buttermere. A 60 year old female had fallen 15 feet on a steep path sustaining head and other injuries. She was treated at the scene and flown to Preston hospital by GNAA H58.
4725 JulShortly after returning from the previous callout, the team was called to search the River Derwent when a female was reported to have jumped off Gote Bridge in Cockermouth into the river. The Team seached along with several other agencies including Cumbria Fire and Rescue, the Coastguard and helicopter R999 from Prestwick. The search was stood down during the night.
4826 JulTwo walkers with two dogs were reported as stuck on Green crag, Buttermere, whilst descending. A walker near by had raised the alarm. The team arrived just as the walkers managed to make their way off the steep ground, without injury.
4926 JulCockermouth team members assisted Wasdale MRT with locating a 32 year old male, overdue on a walk from Wasdale to Black Sail Youth Hostel. He was found safe and well at the Youth Hostel.
5029 JulA sheep was safely rescued off Low Crag, Gatesgarth, Buttermere, by two Team members.
511 AugA 49 year old female walker sustained an injured ankle near the summit of Haystacks. Team members and GNAA H58 attended, treated the casualty and flew her to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
521 AugA male had fallen into a stream at a caravan park near Cockermouth, sustaining possible hip and femur injuries. The team and Cumbria Fire and Rescue were called to assist with extricating him from the stream. He was treated and carried by stretcher to the playing fields at Cockermouth School, from where he was flown to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle by GNAA H58.
536 AugA 42 year old male fell, injuring his ankle, in the Dubs hut/Warnscale area, Buttermere. The team attended, and were assisted at the scene by the crew of NWAA H75. The casualty was treated and moved by stretcher and Landrover to Honister Quarry, from where he was taken by road ambulance to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
549 AugA female fell 50ft from the bridge at Lorton Road, Cockermouth and sustained serious injuries. She was extricated from the scene by team members then transferred by road ambulance to Fairfield School field, for onward transfer to James Cook Hospital, Middlesborough, by air ambulance GNAA H63.
5511 AugThree walkers reported themselves lost in mist and poor weather on the High Stile ridge, Buttermere. They were found by Team members and escorted safely from the fell to Gatesgarth Farm.
5625 AugTeam leaders were contacted to offer advice to a casualty who had injured his knee and made his own way to Black Sail Youth Hostel. The team was not deployed on this occasion.
575 SepThe team was called to a 56 year old female from Australia who had slipped and injured her ankle on a path above Newlands Hause, Buttermere, whilst walking with her husband.  The team attended to her injuries, and stretchered her to an ambulance at Newlands Hause, which took her to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
5821 SepFour walkers from a party of ten were overdue on the Coast-to-Coast route from Ennerdale to Stonethwaite. As team leaders were gathering at base, a call was received to say that the walkers had turned up safely at the Langstrath Inn in Stonethwaite, their walk simply having taken longer than expected.
596 OctThe team was called to a 60 year old female fellwalker, on Whiteless Breast above Buttermere, who fell and injured her arm while descending from Whiteless Pike with her husband. Air ambulance NWAA H08 from Blackpool attended and managed to land near the scene. The helicopter crew treated the casualty as team members were arriving and she was flown to Furness General Hospital, for further treatment.
6011 NovThe team were called to assist a party a little lost and including an elderly lady suffering with exhaustion on Sale Fell. They were rapidly located by a team member who happened to be running nearby and were assisted back to their vehicle at Peel Wyke.
6111 NovDuring a team practice, a team member became acutely ill near Bleaberry Tarn, Buttermere and required evacuation via stretcher. He was treated by the team doctor and ferried to Cockermouth where an ambulance was waiting to take him to hospital.
623 DecA partially sighted ex trail hound went missing during a walk with its owner and her other dog on Melbreak front. Several team members mounted a search for the dog. Sadly it was found dead in a deep gully having sustained a long fall. The dog was carried from the fell by team members, returned to its owner and arrangements were made with a local vet .

Incidents 2015

111 JanWhilst out on a training exercise the team was called to help Keswick MRT with a party struggling to get down in the Base Brown area. The party was escorted down by Cockermouth and Keswick team members; all safe and well.
218 JanA lady from Lamplugh collapsed whilst out walking around Crummock lakeshore. Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team were called out and provided medical attention at the scene before carrying the lady to a land ambulance waiting at Scale Hill car park.
331 JanWhilst travelling back to Cockermouth after a training session with a Bristow helicopter near Thirlmere, Mobile 2 was contacted by Keswick MRT to see if they could assist with a sledging accident near Longlands. Mobile 2 diverted to Longlands but was recalled whilst en-route as the casualty had been 'sledged' down to the waiting NWAS air ambulance for onward transport to hospital.
47 FebThe team called to assist Penrith MRT with a search for a missing person in the area of Beacon Plantation. Body of an adult male fitting the description of the missing person discovered by team members searching dense woodland. Scene handed over to Penrith MRT and Police.
51 MarThe team was called by Kendal MRT to assist with a snow/ice incident.
64 MarA 66 year old woman from Wales collapsed near Anglers Crag, Ennerdale. When the team arrived she had recovered sufficiently to be walked out to her car at Bleach Green.
77 MarFarmer requested rescue of 3 sheep stuck in Croasdale Beck, Ennerdale Team found a large number of sheep in and around the beck and on crags. Due to very poor conditions, decision made to leave until daylight to assess the situation.
88 MarContinuation of call out from previous evening. Team returned to Croasdale beck area, Ennerdale. 6 sheep were safely rescued, without loss or injury, from a stream gully area.
920 MarA 35 year old male biker fallen between Honister and Buttermere; potential neck injuries. The team was called by North West Ambulance Service to potentially assist. The team was stood down as the incident could be dealt with by their road ambulance and the Great North Air Ambulance.
1021 MarA 37 year old male biker fallen at speed at Honister Quarry. The team was called by North West Ambulance Service to potentially assist. The team was stood down as the incident could be dealt with by their road ambulance and the Great North Air Ambulance
1124 MarA 53 year old woman from Doncaster slipped and sustained a serious ankle injury whilst walking on the Scale Beck footpath near Buttermere. Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out and the exact location of the injured lady was established using SARLOC. The Great North Air Ambulance was requested to assist and although unable to land at the casualty site, was able to drop a paramedic off close by. The GNAA then assisted further by transporting team members up from the valley to the casualty site. After treating the lady's injury the team carried her on a stretcher to a position where she could be safely winched into a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter. She was then flown to hospital in Carlisle.
123 AprThe Team were called by the Police at 20:45 last night as a woman staying with her family, on holiday, in the south of the county reported her husband as overdue from a walk up Haystacks in the Buttermere valley. The missing person turned up safe and well whilst further information was being gathered and the location of his car identified; his day on the hill having taken longer than expected due to a navigational error in poor visibility.
134 AprA 63 year old woman from London fell whilst walking down from Wind Gap near Pillar and badly injuring her wrist. Fortunately a friend was able to use her mobile phone to call 999 and Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out. The team located the injured walker and after splinting her broken wrist were able to walk her down into Ennerdale Valley. From here the rescue team transported the casualty to Cockermouth so that she could be transferred to hospital by ambulance.
144 AprParty of three lost on descending from Robinson. The missing people were located at Buttermere Moss and then evacuated to the top of Newlands Pass before transporting to the Bridge Hotel.
156 AprCockermouth CMRT was called out at 18:40 on Easter Monday, 06/04/15, the third call-out for the team over the bank holiday weekend. The casualty was a 70 year old woman walker from Bolton, who had fallen and injured her knee. A team member local to the incident met the casualty and assisted her to Gatesgarth where she was met by an ambulance. 20 Team members responded, with the team being stood down at 19:10.
1611 AprA 79 year old woman in the river Cocker near Cockermouth Youth Hostel. Bystanders rescued her as the team was mobilising. She was taken to West Cumberland Hospital.
1718 AprReport of a dog collapsed on Ladyside Pike. The Team attended and searched area. The dog and owner were found to be making their way down to Whinlatter and the team was stood down.
1820 AprA dog was reported as injured and stuck on ledge on Haystacks. The dog jumped off the ledge and headed off across the fells before the team arrived. Team members tracked it down, pursued it, finally capturing it and reunited Tiger with its owner, comedian Bill Bailey.
1923 AprA 57 year old Male reported with a fractured arm in the Red Pike & Ling Comb area, Buttermere fells. The casualty was airlifted from the scene by air ambulance to Buttermere, for onward road ambulance to hospital.
202 MayA woman from Bolton on the Coast to Coast walk fell approximately 60ft by Anglers Crag resulting in serious injuries. She was treated at the scene by team doctors, North West Air Ambulance doctor and paramedic, then winched into a Sea King helicopter from RAF Valley, North Wales and flown to Carlisle Hospital. Unfortunately, due to the severity of her injuries the lady didn't survive. The team's thoughts are with the casualty's family.
213 MayA 42 year old and 7 year old cyclist reported overdue at Black Sail YH, Ennerdale after setting off from Bowness Knott. The pair turned up safe and well at Gillerthwaite YH just as team members were setting off for a search.
224 MayOn Monday afternoon a hill walker suffered a suspected heart attack close to the summit of Haycock. Another member of the party of eight was able to raise the alarm. Cockermouth MRT and the NW Air Ambulance responded to the incident. The Air Ambulance was fortunately able to land close to the casualty site. He was treated by members of the Crew and then flown to hospital. Members of Cockermouth MRT met up with members of the casualties group as they started to descend back into the Ennerdale valley. Once in the valley they were transported to their vehicles in team Land Rovers.
238 MayA 59 year old female suffered an ankle injury between Far Ruddy Beck and Scale Force, Buttermere. The team attended, treated the injury and stretchered her to a waiting ambulance in Buttermere.
2416 MayA cyclist taking part in an organised event lost control on the descent of the Borrowdale side of Honister Pass, and fell into the gill next to the road, suffering multiple injuries. Keswick MRT asked for assistance from the Cockermouth team, but we were stood down when the location became clearer and it was found that the casualty could be carried to the air ambulance with the help of bystanders.
2518 MayWasdale Mountain Rescue Team requested assistance, from Cockermouth and a number of other Lakes mountain rescue teams, to extend the search for two people who had been out overnight, lost on Scafell Pike. Cockermouth sent a swiftwater rescue team to search part of the River Esk. Fortunately the missing persons were located safe and well by late morning, having made their way back to the summit of Scafell Pike. They were walked partway down off the hill to below the cloud, and then flown to the valley floor by a Royal Naval helicopter from RAF Gannet.
2624 MayMissing Person - Wasdale Head. Overdue Wild camping, due to return to Wasdale Head on Friday evening, overdue for 2 nights after spending total of 4 nights on hill. Missing person located fit and well on Gavel Neese by RAF Lossiemouth Team at approx 10.15am. Escorted off hill to Wasdale Head Hotel.
2730 MayThe team was called to a 59 year old man who had injured his ankle near Flouten Tarn. He was treated on scene. As most team members were now involved in a second incident (details below) he was then evacuated by the Great North Air Ambulance to a waiting land ambulance.
2830 MayThe team was called to a 55 year old male who had suffered a cardiac arrest on Graystones, above Whinlatter. The Great North Air Ambulance was also tasked to this incident, and as the team was already dealing with the previous incident, we requested help from Keswick Mountain Rescue Team. Sadly the man was certified dead at the incident scene.
297 JunA mountain biker sustained a head injury in an accident in Setmurthy Woods. He was unconscious when the team arrived at the scene. He was treated by team and transported to a landing site for pickup by a Sea King helicopter from RN Gannet for onward transport to Newcastle RVI.
3011 JunTwo walkers became lost after walking out from Ennerdale Bridge along the River Ehen. They were found safe and well by Banly Gill and escorted back to Ennerdale Bridge.
3112 JunA lady in her sixties from Kent, who had been out walking with a friend, called for help after she made it to Black Sail Youth Hostel but was unable to continue any further. She reported suffering from the symptoms of sun stroke / heat exhaustion. The Team treated the lady at Black Sail Youth Hostel, before transferring her in a Team vehicle to a waiting ambulance at Bowness Knott.
3214 JunThe team was called because two walkers had been overdue on a walk. Two of their friends had gone to look for them - and whilst the original two walkers had now made it safely back to Buttermere, the two who had gone to search for them had not. Fortunately, the two remaining overdue walkers turned up safe and well as the team leaders were gathering further information.
3321 JunThe team was called to a man from Blackpool who was reported to be ill between Ennerdale Youth Hostel and Black Sail Youth Hostel. He was assessed at the scene, and then transported by the team to his accommodation at Honister Youth Hostel.
3422 JunDay 1 of Felldyke Search - A search was undertaken for a missing person in the Cogra/Felldyke area. Cockermouth, Wasdale, Keswick MRT's and the search dogs team spent the night searching the area without success.
3523 JunDay 2 of Felldyke Search - Missing person was located by Police. Missing male found by Police at 14:45 - Fatality - suspected suicide. Team recovered body to Dignity on the Forest track.
3628 JunThe team was asked to assist Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team with an incident on Great Gable. A 68 year old man taking part in an endurance event had fallen and injured his hip, and was unable to walk. The team carried him to Black Sail Youth Hostel, and then transported him by Landrover to an ambulance at Bowness Knott.
3730 JunA walker in his late 60's was reported to be suffering from heat exhaustion close to Ennerdale Youth Hostel. The Great North Air Ambulance crew found and treated the casualty before the team arrived. He was taken to West Cumberland Hospital.
381 JulThe team was called by the Police to shouts for help from the Green Crag, Haystacks area. Team members found that a walker had fallen 150ft down Green Crag, with another in a precarious position higher up the crag. The fallen casualty was treated at the scene and then winched and flown to Carlisle Infirmary by a Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer. The helicopter then returned to winch the other walker from the crag. Sadly, the injured casualty was a fatality.
396 JulA 40 year old walker failed to return from walk in the Red Pike, Haystacks, Seatoller area. He was found to be at home.
409 JulThe team was called to a male walker close to the summit of Haystacks. He was reported to be ill and unable to walk down. The Great North Air Ambulance crew and team members treated the casualty at the scene; he was found to be suffering a heart attack. He was air-lifted to Carlisle Infirmary and had been treated successfully before the team returned to its base in Cockermouth.
4118 JulA female walker was reported lost in fog on the descent from Pillar, towards Ennerdale forest, wanting to be guided down to the car park. She walked out of the fog and found her way down without assistance from the team.
4219 JulTwo team members came across a woman who'd become lost in mist on Red Pike and couldn't find her tent. After a brief search the tent was found and she was reunited with the other occupant.
4325 JulThe team was called to the Carling Knott area near Loweswater where a female fell walker from Cumbria had sustained a serious eye injury. She was treated at the scene, stretchered to the Great North Air Ambulance and flown to Carlisle Infirmary.
4413 AugA 55 year old female walker fell sustaining an arm injury. She made her way to Cat Crag Youth Hostel from where the Great North Air Ambulance was able to deal with the injury.
4517 AugA 14 year old boy fell onto a sharp slate rock above Black Star, Honister sustaining a deep cut to his leg. He was treated at the scene by team members, carried to a team 4x4 vehicle and driven down the mine track to Honister Pass.
4621 AugThe team was undertaking a mountain bike training event in Whinlatter forest when they were called to a genuine accident in the forest near Revelin Moss. A male biker sustained a serious jaw and facial injury and was taken by land ambulance to Carlisle Infirmary.
4723 AugTwo girls were reported to be in difficulties in a boat between Scale Island and Woodhouse Islands on Crummock water. Three team vehicles, the Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance Service and the Great North Air Ambulance attended. Fortunately the team found on their arrival that both girls had been rescued and were safely on the shore of the lake.
482 SepA 41 year old male fellwalker was reported to be fitting on Great Borne Fell, Ennerdale. He had recovered sufficiently to walk part of the way down, where he met up with team members. He was taken by ambulance to West Cumberland Hospital.
493 SepThe team was called by Cumbria Police following a report of a casualty being given first aid on the ground 2 miles from Rosthwaite, Borrowdale. Nothing was found after a search of all roads by Cockermouth and Keswick MRT vehicles, and an ambulance.
508 SepA 30 year old female mountain biker from Ambleside sustained chest and neck injuries when she fell from her bike in Setmurthy Woods near Cockermouth. She was treated by the team doctor and others at the scene and stretchered for pickup by the North West Air Ambulance. She was then flown to Carlisle Infirmary.
519 SepA walker sustained a laceration to her leg following fall on the Buttermere Lake shore path. She was treated by team members and stretchered to Gatesgarth Farm, from where an ambulance took her to West Cumberland Hospital.
5218 SepThe team was asked to assist Penrith MRT in the search for a missing 78 year old resident of Crosby Ravensworth who had not returned from working her dog. There was a massive joint effort with Coniston, Duddon & Furness, Kendal, Keswick, Kirkby Stephen, Patterdale, RAF Leeming, Swaledale, Teesdale & Weardale, Wasdale MRT plus 6 search dogs and 10 members of Penrith for 11 hours. Sadly a body was discovered 2 days later near Hardendale Quarry.
5318 SepThe team was called when a 38 year old male parapenter from Cumbria was reported overdue in the Buttermere valley area. The local paragliding community played an invaluable role in helping the team narrow down the search area to the Fleetwith Pike area where sadly a body was located the following morning. We were also supported in this search by Keswick Mountain Rescue Team and the crew of Rescue 936, one of the new S-92 helicopters from Caernarfon, North Wales.
5425 SepTwo adult fellwalkers reported as stuck on a ledge 400m south east of Pillar Rock, Ennerdale. No injuries and well equipped. They were located by team members uninjured, and escorted down the mountain side to the valley.
5527 SepPolice reported a caller who could hear someone across Crummock Water shouting for help in the Ling Crag area. Team members set off from Buttermere to search the area but came across shepherds with a large number of sheep who'd been coming down the fellside in the area of the reported shouting. A well intentioned false alarm.
5628 SepTwo walkers left Buttermere and headed towards Ennerdale Youth Hostel over High Stile when they become lost. They had no map or compass but they believed they were in Ennerdale. According to an app on their phone uphill was approx northeast, and below they could see a river. The team used SARLOC to pinpoint their location as approximately 1km above Gillerthwaite. Team members went out the Ennerdale to help them down.
5728 SepA 71 year old man was reported as missing by the Police as missing. He was located before the team had mobilised.
5829 SepA 58 year old woman slipped sustained an ankle injury whilst walking on Sale Fell, Bassenthwaite. She was treated at the scene by a team doctor and then stretchered down to an ambulance at Whythop Church.
591 OctNorth West Ambulance Service requested the assistance of the team to carry a 53 year old man with a fractured ankle across Church Meadows, Great Broughton, Cockermouth to an ambulance. The casualty was reported as in the ambulance just as the team was mobilising.
603 OctThe team was called to Wind Gap, Pillar to assist a 74 year old male with a head injury. The team located the casualty, who was being treated at the scene by a passing doctor. The casualty was loaded onto a stretcher and lowered into Windgap Cove, where he was transferred into a S92 Helicopter from Caernarfon and flown to Barrow-in-Furness hospital. This was only the second time that the Cockermouth team had worked with the new S92 Coastguard helicopter.
613 OctA walker from the North East was reported missing, last seen at Buttermere Youth Hostel on the 30 September. His car was located below Honister Pass, but there was no certainty about his intended route. The team searched the more obvious locations including Youth Hostels and huts, but nothing was found.
624 OctA number of Lake District teams continued the search from the previous day. Cockermouth MRT, Keswick MRT, Lake District search dogs, and the Cave Ore Mines Rescue Unit (COMRU) searched the Fleetwith Pike, Dale Head, Haystacks and Great Gable areas.
6314 OctA male walker set off from close to the Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater to Mellbreak. He contacted the Police when he lost the path and was unsure where he was. As the team was mobilising he recontacted to say he had found the path again and no longer needed help.
6417 OctThe team was called to asist Keswick MRT, who were busy with another incident, when a 59 year old walker sustained a knee injury near the summit of Glaramara, Borrowdale. Team members from both teams treated the casualty and the North West Air Ambulance from Blackpool airlifted the casualty to Furness Hospital.
6525 OctA fellwalker twisted his knee close to Stake Pass; a member of his group raised the alarm after a long descent to Langstrath. The team was called to assist Keswick MRT, and Langdale-Ambleside team assisted in helping the casualty down to the Langdale valley.
6627 OctA friend reported a 60 year old walker overdue after being dropped off at Buttermere to walk Scarth Gap, Scafell, Pillar, Steeple, Ennerdale Water, finishing at Ennerdale Bridge. He turned up safe and well as the team was mobilising.
6727 OctThe Police were contacted by someone reporting he had lost four members of his family on High Stile, Buttermere. They all turned up safe and well as the team was mobilising.
6814 NovTeam alerted to potential adverse weather incidents, including a call for 7 swift water rescue technicians to head to Wigton to support with potential evacuations.
6928 NovA report of 3 persons trapped in cars on flooded road Mawbray. Incident dealt with before the team mobilised.
703 DecThe team was called to deal with a range of water rescues in Keswick and then Cockermouth.
714 DecThe team dealt with a range of water rescues in Cockermouth. Some team members also travelled to assist with evacuations in Carlisle.
725 DecThe team dealt with a smaller number of water rescues and supported vulnerable residents in their properties in Cockermouth. Some team members also assisted with evacuations in Carlisle
736 DecThe team evacuated a smaller number of residents and supported vulnerable residents in their properties in Cockermouth.
746 DecIn the midst of the Cockermouth flooding a walker was reported to have fallen injuring his shoulder near to Scarth Gap, Buttermere. He was unable to walk. Keswick MRT responded to this incident on our behalf.
757 DecThe team continued to evacuate a smaller number of residents and supported vulnerable residents in their properties in Cockermouth.
7626 DecTeam members with specialist flood rescue equipment and MRT members from Keswick MRT and Wasdale MRT travelled over to York to help with flooding rescues.