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Incidents 2016

17 JanThe team undertook a search of Sowerby Woods, near Dalston for a missing person. Members of Penrith MRT and Lake District Search Dogs also assisted, but nothing found.
29 JanCockermouth, Penrith teams and the Lake District Search Dogs resumed the search of Sowerby Woods; still nothing found (postcript: sadly the body of the missing person was found in late January near Cargo, Carlisle)
326 JanTeam called by Police after a report of a woman fallen down a coastal cliff at Maryport after being blown over the edge. When the Police arrived at the scene we were no longer required and stood down.
415 FebA fellwalker was reported with injured ankle near Keskadale, 100m from the road. The incident was transferred to Keswick MRT who dealt with it.
525 FebA 47 year old walker slipped whilst descending Broom Fell sustaining a serious arm/shoulder injury. She was stretchered by team members to the Great North Air Ambulance which had managed to land nearby. She was then flown to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
66 MarA 50 year old walker sustained a fractured ankle on the Uldale side of fell Binsey. The team was called by the ambulance service to assist the evacuation, only 50m from the road but on uneven ground. The team was stood down soon after being called.

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.

Incidents 2014

13 JanCumbria Police asked for assistance in the coastal areas around Silloth and Bowness-on-Solway, which were expected to flood due to a combination of a high tide and strong onshore winds. The team deployed a vehicle and 4 team members to the Silloth area. A number of roads were found to be flooded.
26 JanThe team was called to help a delivery van driver stuck in water on the flooded coast road at Dubmill Point near Allonby. After discussion with the Police, it was agreed that Maryport Inshore Lifeboat would deal with this incident, and the team stood down.
314 JanThe team were called to assist Keswick MRT with a search for a missing 69 year old local woman. A body was located in the River Greta by a swiftwater rescue team.
420 JanThe team was called to assist the Police in the search for a missing 52yr old male in the Lorton area. He was found by the Police in Cockermouth as the team and search dogs were assembling for a search.
522 JanThe team was asked to assist North West Ambulance Service with a climber who had fallen at Head End Quarry (off the A595 towards Carlisle). The crew of the land ambulance managed to transport the casualty to their vehicle without assistance, and so the team was stood down soon after being called.
630 JanThe team was called to assist the Police, Ambulance Service and Fire and Rescue with a car that had skidded on ice on Newlands Hause, and was reported to be balanced over a drop. By the time the team arrived on scene, the occupants had been rescued from the car.
78 FebCumbria Police asked the team to search the river around Cockermouth for a woman in her 80s, missing from her home since 5 Feb. The Team searched from Camerton to Cockermouth Youth Hostel, but nothing found.
89 FebThe Team continued searching the river for the missing person, this time from Workington to Broughton along the river Derwent, and around Cockermouth. The casualty was found and recovered from the river between Broughton and Clifton. Sadly a fatality.
910 FebA 45 year old gentleman from the Cockermouth area slipped and sustained a serious ankle injury whilst out walking on steep and craggy ground below the summit of Rannerdale Knotts near Buttermere. Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team located the casualty and with the help of a paramedic and doctor from the Great North Air Ambulance treated his injuries at the scene. The casualty was then lowered 150m to the valley floor, loaded into the helicopter and transported directly to hospital.
1028 FebThe team were called to assist the Ambulance Service treat and transport a woman who had slipped and broken her leg whilst out running near Caermote Roman fort on the edge of Binsey. The team treated her on scene and carried her a short distance down the hill to the ambulance.
119 MarA group of 4 walkers were reported overdue from a walk over Haystacks, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, and Grey Knotts. The four were contacted and found to be in the Grey Knotts area, walking slowly in the dark into Honister. Arrived safe and well at Honister 1 hour later.
1212 MarTwo women got into difficulties in boggy ground on the Buttermere lakeshore. Following a telephone conversation with the team leader, they were happy to continue their walk and return to their car without assistance from the team.
1312 MarWasdale MRT requested assistance in a search for a missing walker who had set off from Wasdale Headon a walk including Scafell Pike. An extensive search took place involving teams from across the Lake District; a body was reported by a member of the public and recovered by mountain rescue.
1412 MarThe Team was called to locate and assist an elderly male down from Scarth Gap to Buttermere. The casualty was located and evacuated by stretcher to Gatesgarth Farm.
1513 MarThe team was called to search for a 65 year old man who had failed to return from walking his dog near his home in Blennerhasset. The man returned to his home whilst the team were gathering further information, and so no action was required.
1622 MarThe team was called to assist a walker who had injured her ankle the previous day; after spending the night at Black Sail Youth Hostel, it was badly swollen and she was no longer able walk on it. The team treated her and transported her by Landrover to Bowness Knott, where she was transferred to an ambulance.
1726 MarThe Police asked for assistance in a search for a missing person in the Cockermouth area. The Police then obtained further information which indicated that the missing person was no longer in the Cockermouth area, and the team stood down.
1829 MarThe team were called to search for man in his 60s who had failed to return from a walk on Blencathra the previous day. Keswick MRT had searched the main paths in the dark, and requested assistance from ourselves, Penrith team and the RAF (MRT and Sea King helicopter) to conduct a more detailed search in the daylight. A body was located by Keswick MRT members to the north of Sharp Edge, Blencathra
195 AprA 68 year old male walker fell on the descent into Warnscale sustaining a dislocated shoulder. He was treated at the scene by 4 team doctors and the Great North Air Ambulance doctor, then stretchered down to the waiting helicopter.
209 AprThe team was called to a 21 year old woman from Canterbury who had collapsed near the top of Scarth Gap pass whilst on the second day of a backpacking trip. She was assessed by the paramedic from the Great North Air Ambulance, and then walked off the hill by the team.
2115 AprA walker reported that a dog, thought to be on the fell above Angler's Crag, had been barking all day. One team member went for a walk over Angler's Crag and Crag Fell to investigate, but couldn't hear or find any sign of the dog.
2216 AprA female walker was reported significantly overdue on a walk around Ennerdale Water and over Iron Crag. The team suggested her husband take a short drive along the roads between Ennerdale Water and Ennerdale Bridge, and he successfully located her walking back along the road.
2318 AprA 51 year old solo walker from Suffolk became cragfast on Pillar Rock as he descended from the top of Pillar. The Team located him in a precarious position on the west face. They rigged ropes and lowered a team member to him, from where he was rescued onto safer ground.
2419 AprA 51 year old walker fell close to Windy Gap sustaining a fracture wrist. Incident found to be in Keswick MRT's area and dealt with by them.
2528 AprCockermouth team was called to assist Wasdale MRT in a search for a male last seen in the Ravenglass Estuary. A search took place involving helicopters, coastguard and mountain rescue. After an extensive search he had not been located.
2628 AprFive 15 year olds on an expedition failed to turn up at their planned campsite in Buttermere. They turned up very soon after the Team was being mobilised.
2729 AprMan and daughter overdue from walk in Buttermere area. Intended route Grasmoor via Crag Hill. Located by team members above Gasgale Gill footpath below Whin Ben.
2830 AprA male walker contacted the Team by mobile phone after a fall which badly injured his knee cap. His position was determined as near Great Round How. Cockermouth & Keswick Teams responded. He was evacuated from the scene by RAF helicopter rescue 131 and taken to Carlisle hospital.
298 MayReport of a male in a party of 4 trapped by a fallen rock and with a broken leg near the summit of Pillar, Ennerdale. The Team located his position near the summit. He was lowered in the dark on a stretcher to a suitable landing site out of the cloud. Once below the cloud a Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer winched casualty from scene at 0005hrs and was flown to Carlisle hospital.
3014 MayTwo walkers in their 20s from Birmingham called for help when they became lost on steep ground on High Crag. They were located by the team and walked safely off the hill.
3115 MayThe team was called to assist Keswick MRT (along with other Lakes teams) in the search for a 67 year old solo walker overdue from a walk the previous day in the Scafell area. 12 team members attended, searching the area around Great Gable. Unfortunately his body was eventually found in Piers Gill on Scafell Pike.
3218 MayA male fellwalker from Cumbria injured him ankle whilst descending from High Crag, Buttermere. He was treated at the scene by a team doctor and then helped down the fellside to a team vehicle.
3318 MayA 67 year old man from Cumbria collapsed on the cycleway near Winder and Frizington. The team was called to assist the land and air ambulance in treating the casualty, and then transporting him to a site where he could be loaded in the helicopter. He was then flown to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
3425 MayA 9 year old boy from Northamptonshire became detached from his family group whilst walking on Carling Knott, Loweswater. He was found by High Nook Farm with his grandparents. The rest of his family walked back down to meet up at the Kirkstile Inn.
356 JunThe Police asked the team to use SARLOC to attempt to locate a mobile phone that had made a number of silent 999 calls in the Lorton area. The owner of the phone made contact with the team when he came back into mobile phone reception - he had been walking all day with his phone in his pocket, and was unaware he had been making emergency calls. He was fit and well and required no assistance!
367 JunThe team was called to assist with a fell runner who had injured his knee on an organised event near Black Sail Youth Hostel in Ennerdale. The team responded to the call, but by the time they arrived, the event organisers had transported the injured man to meet the ambulance at Bowness Knott Car Park.
3711 JunThe Police received reports that a male had entered Ennerdale water, and might be in difficulties, and so asked the team to deploy a swiftwater rescue team to the area. On further investigation, it turned out the man was not in the water, and the team was stood down.
3819 JunSome walkers discovered an abandoned rucksack on the Buttermere lakeshore near the bottom of Scarth Gap pass, and were concerned for its owner's welfare. Before long, a man arrived at Gatesgarth farm reporting he had lost his rucsack. The two were successfully reunited!
3921 JunA 72 woman turned her ankle on the path near Scale Force, Buttermere, and was unable to walk. She was treated at the scene by the Team and flown by air ambulance to hospital in Carlisle.
4021 JunWhilst the team were still in Buttermere from the previous incident, Keswick Mountain Rescue Team requested assistance evacuating a 50 year old woman with an injured knee from Gillercombe Head. She was treated at the scene, and transported to Honister to meet up with her friends.
4122 JunA 23 year old local man fell approximately 200 feet whilst scrambling on Grasmoor Front. He landed on a ledge halfway up Grasmoor Front from where he was inaccessible to his friends. The Team located him on a small ledge where he was treated for multiple injuries by two Team doctors before being winched into a Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer and flown to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.
4226 JunTwo walkers from Merseyside became cragfast near the north summit of Melbreak. The Team accessed their location and assisted them with walking back down the path.
4329 JunA 16 year old male walking the coast to coast became separated from his aunt, and phoned for help after he failed to find her after a number of hours. The 16 year old was located near the summit of Red Pike, and his aunt was found near Black Sail Youth Hostel. They were both walked off the hill, and were reunited in Buttermere.
442 JulA climber on Buckstone How took a long leader fall and sustained head and other injuries. He was initially treated on the crag by a team doctor, before being lowered to the ground and transported a short distance to where he could be winched into a RAF Sea King helicopter. He was flown to hospital in Newcastle.
452 JulMale in his 70's collapsed near Peggy's Bridge on Buttermere lake shore. He was assessed by a Team doctor and transferred by land ambulance to hospital in Carlisle.
463 JulA woman tripped and injured her head on the Buttermere lake shore. She was assessed by the Air Ambulance doctor, then walked by the team to a land ambulance at Gatesgarth Farm.
479 JulTwo sheep stuck on Gable Crag. Successfully rescued.
4814 JulTwo brothers became stuck on High Crag when the weather closed in. They were soon joined by another two of walkers. The team established their position using the gps in their mobile phone, found them on High Crag and escorted them down to Gatesgarth.
4922 JulMale walker from USA staying at Black Sail Youth Hostel suffering from breathing difficulties. He was transported by team vehicle to a land ambulance and taken to West Cumberland Hospital.
5024 JulMale with knee injury, unable to walk at Black Sail Youth Hostel. Picked up by M1 and transported to CMRT base. Casualty (a C2C walker) made own way to Borrowdale.
5124 JulA 57 year old man from London became stuck on ledge above Crummock whilst out for a walk. He was located by the Team and made safe before being lowered to safe ground. The Team then walked him back to High Park from where he was transported to Buttermere village. This was the Team's second call out of the day having just returned from dealing with a man from Whistler, Canada, on the Coast to Coast walk with a knee injury; at Black Sail Youth Hostel in Ennerdale.
5228 JulFell walker heard shouts for help from Chapel Crags, Buttermere. Found to be farmer gathering sheep on the fellside.
533 AugA male walker in his 60s was out walking with a large group when he slipped on the footpath beside Scale Force, falling 3m and sustaining a head injury. He was located by the team, treated on scene and evacuated by RAF Sea king helicopter from Boulmer to Carlisle hospital.
5423 AugMale reported missing whilst swimming in Crummock Water. Team stood down whilst in the process of responding after being advised that swimmer had been safely located.
5524 AugA 71 year old lady from Lancashire sustained an ankle injury whilst descending into Mosedale from Mellbreak. Members of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team treated the lady at the scene and then stretchered her to a team vehicle so that she could be transported the rest of the way out of the valley. After a discussion with the team doctor and attending ambulance crew it was agreed that the lady could be taken by her family to a hospital closer to home.
5625 AugA male walker was reported with an ankle injury on Buttermere Moss. Members of Cockermouth Team attended and stretchered the casualty down to Newlands Hause area. He was taken by a Team vehicle to Buttermere to meet a road ambulance and then was transported on to Whitehaven hospital.
5728 AugThe team was called to a female who had fallen on the Scarth Gap path and suffered a severe gash to her head. She was treated on the scene by a doctor and nurse who were out walking in the area, and whilst the team were gathering further information, we were informed that she had already been helped to walk out to Gatesgarth Farm.
5831 AugMother & Daughter overdue at Scafell Hotel, Rosthwaite. Doing CtoC2 in Party Coast -to- Coast Overdue
592 SepThe team was called to a 27 year old male walker with chest pains on Red Pike, Buttermere. The team was airlifted by the Air Ambulance to assist with his evacuation to Carlisle Infirmary.
603 SepTwo Coast to Coast walkers from the USA became lost between Haystacks and Honister. They contacted their accommodation by mobile phone who in turn reported them lost. They were located by Team members, from GPS co-ordinates from their Tablet device and by identifying their lights on the hill. They were then walked to a Team vehicle and driven to their accommodation.
617 SepThe team was requested by Cumbria Police to help recover a body that had been found by a passing dog walker.
628 SepA 76 year old male became unwell near Woodhouse, Buttermere. Team members treated him at the scene and walked him to an ambulance waiting nearby.
6311 SepA 70 year old woman tripped on the path whilst walking on the south shore of Ennerdale Water. Although conscious throughout she sustained a minor head injury and was suffering from blurred vision. A doctor and paramedic from the GNAA treated the lady at the scene. Eventually the casualty was able to stand and with the support of team members managed to walk to a team Landrover. The team then provided transport back to her car at Bowness Knot. After consultation with the doctor from the air ambulance it was decided that the lady was well enough to be transported on to hospital by her husband.
6427 SepThe team was called to two people stuck near the West Waterfall on Pillar. They were assisted to safer ground protected by a rope, and then walked off the hill.
654 OctThe team was called by the Police to search for a missing 59 year old male from Wigton. Searching areas around the town and Waverton found nothing by nightfall.
665 OctThe team was called again by the Police to search for a missing 59 year old male from Wigton. Members of Cockermouth MRT, Penrith MRT, SARDA Lakes were ready to start searching out from Wigton when the Police confirmed he had been located.
678 OctA woman in her 30s slipped and broke her leg on the Buttermere lakeshore path. She was treated at the scene and carried a short distance across the fields to an ambulance, which transported her to West Cumberland Hospital.
684 NovTwo fell walkers from the West Midlands reported as lost in the area of High Stile. The missing walkers were contacted by mobile phone and their exact location confirmed using SARLOC. SARLOC was then used to track their progress as they were guided down to Buttermere via Red Pike and Bleaberry Tarn. As the walkers were without torches a small group of team members went to assist with the final stage of their journey.
6917 NovThe team was called by Keswick Mountain Rescue Team to help with one of two callouts they were dealing with - a mountain biker who had fallen and suffered a chest injury on Ullock Pike. He was located and treated by the team, and carried a short distance to the Great North Air Ambulance. He was flown to RVI, Newcastle.
7023 NovA walker from Warwickshire became crag fast whilst walking on Rannerdale Knotts. Members of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue located the cragfast person and guided them down to the safety of the valley floor.
716 DecTwo fell walkers from Hull became disorientated in thick cloud and bad weather whilst walking along the Red Pike High Stile ridge. Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team identified the exact location of the missing persons using SARLOC. Team members located the fell walkers just off the summit of High Stile and walked them to the safety of Buttermere Village where they were staying.
7214 DecMissing Person in the area of the Slag Banks in Workington. The team assembled and were in the process of deploying when the police confirmed that the missing person had been located.
7315 DecA car went off the Whinlatter to Lorton Road part way down Blaze Beck gorge. Fire and Rescue called the Team to assist with search and rescue. The injured driver of the car was transported by ambulance to hospital.
7421 DecA hill walker from Cleator became disorientated whilst walking between Buttermere and Ennerdale in the area of Gale Fell. Fortunately the gentleman had good mobile phone signal and was able to contact the police. Nineteen members of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team and search dogs from the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs association searched the footpaths and fells between Buttermere and Ennerdale and eventually located the missing men in the vicinity of Gale Fell. Team members escorted him back down into the valley.
7526 DecA 70 year old walker from France slipped on the descent from Whiteless Pike sustaining a fracture-dislocation of the ankle. Sixteen team members attended; he was treated by the team doctor and NW Air Ambulance crew, then flown to the Cumberland Infirmary.
7630 DecThe Team was called in response to shouts for help heard by walkers on the Buttermere-Crummock path. One person was thought to be crag-fast. The party managed to find a way down before the full team was called out.