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Incidents 2014

No.DateDetails
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 groiup 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 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.
1312 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.
1412 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.
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 transfered 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 informationwhich 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 Seaking 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 Apr51 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.

Incidents 2013

No.DateDetails
11 JanVulnerable female, with learning difficulties. Went missing from care home. Located on the bankside of swollen river. Cold wet and hypothermic.
25 JanA 41 year old walker from Cumbria became disorientated in cloud having left the summit of Blake Fell. He took shelter and called the team. He was located by team members in the shelter on Carling Knott and was then walked off the fell to his car by a team member.
313 JanA minibus became stuck on ice on Newlands Pass with 4 passengers on board. The vehicle wedged against side of road. Two Team landrovers responded and the people were taken to safety at Buttermere.
414 JanTwo people called the Police reporting they were lost in Whinlatter Forest. The missing people found their way back to their car whilst the team were preparing to leave the base.
524 JanThe team was called by the Police to investigate reports of a bright light on the Ennerdale Fells. The team leader spoke to the informant, and it appeared the light was descending to the valley. No further action was taken by the team.
64 FebThe team was called to assist the ambulance service with a casualty found in the River Derwent near Camerton. The casualty was carried to the ambulance by the emergency services on scene, including a team member. This was completed before team vehicles arrived at the scene.
715 FebA 50 year old paraglider from Cumbria crashed into the fellside on Grasmoor sustaining leg injuries. He was stretchered to the Great North Air Ambulance and flown to hospital.
819 FebA missing dog believed to be injured in the Crag Fell area Ennerdale, heard howling in the distance. The owners walked out from Bleech Green and located the dog as team members were mobilising.
94 MarA walker in a group of 3 was reported to have slipped whilst traversing above Walkers Gully, Pillar Rock. The casualty was removed by the Team from the gully and the body was transported by RAF helicopter 131 to Cockermouth.
105 MarThe team was called to a 58 year old female who had twisted her ankle and was unable to walk. She was treated by the team and carried to the Great North Air Ambulance for transport to West Cumberland Hospital.
1122 MarThe Team were asked to assist a driver stuck in a vehicle in the Calbeck area in snowy conditions.
1222 MarThe team was called to assist with vehicles stuck in deep, drfiting snow on the A595 in the Waberthwaite area. The team worked through the day with the Wasdale, Duddon and Furness, Coniston, Kendal and Bay Rescue Teams to evacuate people from their vehicles to reception centres.
1323 MarThe team was called by the ambulance service to transport a woman from her home near Loweswater to West Cumberland Hospital for her regular treatment. The team transported the patient from her home to the rescue team base, from where she was transported to hospital by car. The team then transported her home later in the day.
1423 MarThe team was called by the Police to assist a van driver who had become stuck in snow near Ireby. A team vehicle set off to the incident, but were recalled when a snow plough reached the van and it was able to continue.
1524 MarA car with 3 people from the Exeter area became stuck whilst descending Honister Pass due to other abandoned cars blocking the road. The occupants were evacuated by a team vehicle to Cockermouth.
1624 MarA 64 year old mountaineer from Cumbria injured his leg whilst ascending into Plllar Cove, Ennerdale. He was stretchered down to the valley and taken to West Cumberland Hospital.
1731 MarA party was reported stuck in a gully in snow & ice near Kirkfell, Black sail pass area. The Team responded. A Wasdale Team member already in the area at the time guided them to safety as the Team arrived.
1812 AprAllerdale Borough Council asked the team if we could help remove a dumped mattress from the River Derwent in Cockermouth. We were pleased to remove the mattress as part of a swift water 'rescue' exercise.
1925 AprThe team was called to a 60 year old woman from Australia who had broken her ankle whilst out walking in Warnscale, Buttermere. The casualty was treated at the scene by an ambulance paramedic and Team doctor and stretchered to a waiting ambulance by team members.
2012 MayThe team was called to assist Keswick MRT with a woman with an ankle injury on Greenup Edge. The casualty was treated at the scene and then flown to hospital by a helicopter from RAF Boulmer.
2112 MayThe team were called, along with Keswick Team, to a hypothermic casualty at Dubs Hut above Honister Mines. As the team were meeting at base, they received an update that the casualty had already been transported to a waiting ambulance.
2223 MayThe team, along with the Lake District Search Dogs, were called to search for a missing person in the Wythop area. Sadly the casualty was a fatality and was stretchered by the team from the fellside down to the roadside.
2325 MayA 23 year old walker from London was walking on the Buttermere Lake shore path when her ankle collapsed. She was stretchered by the team to Gatesgath Farm for onward ambulance transport to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
2425 MayA 48 year old mountain biker from Newcastle sustained a leg injury close to Black Sail Youth Hostel, Ennerdale. He was transported in a team vehicle to an ambulance at Bowness Knott, and then taken to West Cumberland Hospital.
2526 MayA 69 year old walker from Germany injured her ankle whilst walking along Crummock Lake shore close to Scale Beck. She was stretchered to Buttermere and taken by road ambulance to West Cumberland Hospital.
264 JunA 65 year old male was reported as collapsed on Fleetwith Pike. The casualty was assessed by a Doctor from an air ambulance and he was subsequently escorted from the fell by the Team.
277 JunParagliding incident - male landed awkwardly on descending on to Buttermere Moss, High Snockrigg area. He was treated for a damaged ankle and flown to hospital by air ambulance.
2815 JunGroup of three females reported overdue on walk in the Pillar Steeple area. They returned to their vehicles not long after the Team were being mobilised.
2916 JunThe team were called to a 49 year old male who had collapsed east of the summit of Great Bourne. He was treated by the team, lowered to the valley bottom, and then flown to West Cumberland Hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance.
3018 JunThe team was called to a 63 year old male from Derby who was walking the Coast to Coast route. He had injured his ankle near Red Gill on Ennerdale south shore footpath. He was treated on scene by the team and carried to an Ambulance waiting at Gillerthwaite.
3120 JunThe team were called to an elderly woman from Cambridgeshire who had tripped and cut her head on the Buttermere lakeshore path. She was treated at the scene by the crew of the Great North Air Ambulance, and carried by the team to a waiting ambulance.
3222 JunA runner from Ilkley Harriers on a Bob Graham round became stuck on Doddick, Blencathra with severe cramp. The team assisted Keswick MRT to stretcher him down Doddick ridge to Doddick Farm.
3326 JunA 57 year old woman sustained a fractured arm on Fleetwith Pike. She was flown by air ambulance to West Cumberland Hospital.
343 JulTwo walkers and their dog became lost near the summit of High Crag when low cloud descended and reduced visibility. After a telephone conversation with a team leader, and an improvement in the weather, the walkers were able to make their own way back down to the valley.
3511 JulA 16 year old boy injured his knee on Haystacks, just above the Scarth Gap col. The team treated him at the scene and carried him down to Scarth Gap, where the Great North Air Ambulance was waiting. This flew him down to Gatesgarth Farm, where he was transferred to a land ambulance and driven to West Cumberland Hospital.
3616 JulA climbing party reported a sheep stuck on Dry Trim Ledge, at High Crag Buttermere The sheep was successfully encouraged off the ledge as CMRT member retreated by abseil after climbing Delilah. Gatesgarth Farm were informed after the rescue.
3717 JulA 60 year old woman fell whilst descending Haystacks towards Scarth Gap pass. She sustained injuries to her head and back. She was treated at the scene, and carried to the Great North Air Ambulance which had landed in Scarth Gap. The Air Ambulance then flew her to the RVI, Newcastle.
3819 JulA 19 yr old male fell down Sour Milk Ghyll, Buttermere sustaining shoulder and ankle injuries. The casualty was treated at the scene by a team doctor and doctor from the Great North Air Ambulance. He was stretchered down the side of the falls and taken to West Cumberland Hospital.
3920 JulA local farmer reported a sheep stuck on crags near Rannerdale. The sheep was successfully rescued by 2 team members.
4021 JulWhilst attending a training exercise on Pillar Rock the team spotted a sheep standed on a rocky ledge. The sheep was successfully rescued by a group from the team.
4128 JulA 52 year old walker from London fell down the fellside into a waterfall whilst ascending steep ground close to Little Round How, sustaining a serious knee injury. A Team doctor, paramedic and Team members were lowered down the waterfall gully to the casualty. He was treated, loaded on to a stretcher, and hauled up the waterfall to a location where a helicopter from RN Gannet could fly him to West Cumberland Hospital.
421 AugA 42 year old fell walker from Essex sustained an ankle and knee injury whilst walking on Haystacks. He was treated at the scene by Team doctors and flown by the North West Air Ambulance to West Cumberland Hospital.
433 AugA 64 year old woman slipped and broke her ankle on the path between Scale Force and Buttermere. She was treated by the team and carried to Buttermere, before being taken to hospital by ambulance.
4423 AugA 76 year old female from the north east tripped and sustained head injuries near Crummock lakeshore. She was treated at the scene by Team Members and an NWAS paramedic, then transferred to a road ambulance using the Team's vehicle.
4528 AugReport at 2330hrs of 3 mountain bikers overdue from day out in the mountains above Buttermere. They turned up safe and well just as the Team were preparing to respond.
4629 AugSuicidal 40 year old male half way between Rogerscale and Whin Fell. Male located and assisted to Ambulance with Police in attendance before the full team mobilised
4730 AugWalking party of 4 lost near High Stile to Red Pike ridge. They were located using the gps on their phone and talked onto the descent path. The team walked up to meet tham on the Red Pike descent.
4830 AugWhilst undertaking a practice in the Buttermere Valley, the team was asked to investigate possible shouts for help in the Hackney Holes area. Two team members searched the area but only a bleating sheep was found!
4921 SepWasdale MRT asked the team to help in the search and evacuation of a walking group in the Yewbarrow to Pillar area.
5028 SepA 34 year old man from Poland failed to return to Gillerthwaite Youth Hostel after a walk on the fells south of Ennerdale Water. After discussion with the Police, it was agreed that the team would begin searching the next morning. As the team were preparing to leave the base, the man returned safely to Gillerthwaite Youth Hostel.
5130 SepA 42 year old man was missing near Distington, West Cumbria. The team, along with 5 search dogs and Cumbria Police, mounted a search of the area. The missing person was found safe and well at Distington Church.
5219 Oct61 year old female fallen on rock step Buttermere lakeshore path. Suspected spinal injury. Casualty treated on scene by GNAA doctor and paramedic. Team transferred casualty to Great North Air Ambulance and taken to Carlisle Hospital.
5324 OctThe team was called to a 65 year old male who had slipped and sustained an ankle injury on Snock Rigg above Buttermere. He was treated on the scene by the team and carried to a waiting ambulance.
5426 OctThe team was called to find and assist a 44 year old woman who had become lost descending from Red Pike. She was located just above the intake wall not far from Scale Force, and walked off the hill.
5529 OctThe team were called by the ambulance service to help treat a 68 year old male fallen and injured his leg by the river near Cockermouth. He was treated at the scene and carried to a waiting ambulance.
564 NovThe team was called to a 51 year old woman from York who had injured her leg on Burnbank Fell, Loweswater. She was treated at the scene, and carried to an ambulance at Fangs Brow.
576 NovCalled by ambulance service to assist with a female mountain biker fallen near Gillerthwaite Youth hostel, near Cat Crag. Casuality was evacuated by ambulance as the Team was making its way to the incident.
5816 NovThe team were called to assist the Ambulance Service and the Great North Air Ambulance evacuate a 60 year old woman who had fallen from her horse in the countryside towards Carlisle, suffering a head injury and concussion. A RAF helicopter that was on exercise in the area also came to assist, and flew the patient to the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle
5923 NovThe team was informed of two sheep stuck on the crags of High Crag, Buttermere. Three team members successfully rescued the sheep from the crag.
6026 NovThe team were called to help a 60 year old male from Newcastle under Lyme who had become disorientated in mist on Haystacks. His location was determined with a SARLOC text, which enabled us to give him directions off the hill. A small number of team members went down the valley and met him as he was returning to the valley.
611 DecCalled by Police to assist in search for missing local male. Search centred near the old Anglers Inn Hotel area - Ennerdale Lake shore Team members searching area and with help of search dogs.Later a report from Police informing the missing person has been located in Whitehaven.