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No.DateIncident
123 JanTeam Leaders were contacted by NWAS to provide assistance to a person with an ankle injury on the steep bank near Senhouse Museum, Maryport. As Team Members were being called, CMRT were informed that the Coastguard were dealing with the incident and no further action was taken.
217 FebA 59-year old male slipped and sustained a leg injury near Blake Fell summit. Team members went to the casualty's location, treated him and stretchered him back to a Team vehicle on the forest road above Cogra Moss. From there he was driven to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.
326 FebThe Team was asked to assist with a search for a missing person in the Frizington area. Dog handlers were called and a search commenced. The missing person was located by the NPAS helicopter on the Ennerdale shoreline.
427 FebA male injured his ankle on the shore path of Cogra Moss. Team members went to his location, splinted the injury and stretchered him back to the vehicle track for a short journey to Felldyke carpark, from where his companion transported him to West Cumberland Hospital.
52 MarA female walker suffered a painful leg injury on Sale Fell, near Wythop. Team members went to her location, treated her and stretchered her back to the church. A NWAS road ambulance then took her to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
610 AprA 21-year old male crashed his mountain bike in Setmurthy Woods, Cockermouth sustaining leg and chest injuries. NWAS road ambulance and GNAA H58 air ambulance crews treated the casualty. Team members then stretchered him to road ambulance that had driven up into the woods, from where he was driven to the air ambulance and flown to the Royal Preston Hospital.
715 AprA mother and daughter became separated in the Cogra Moss area and called for assistance after one heard the other shouting for help. Another walker also reported hearing shouts for help. Team members made their way to the location of the shouts, found mother and daughter safe and well and escorted them down from the fell.
816 AprA 24-year old female injured her ankle near Innominate Tarn, Buttermere. The team went to her location, treated her injury and stretchered her back to Team vehicles at the Dubs Hut. From there she was transported back to her car at Gatesgarth and her walking companions drove her to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.
924 AprA 24-year old female camped overnight near Bleaberry Tarn, Buttermere and woke up with a sore knee. Concerned that she could not walk further a call was made to the Team. Team members went to her location, assessed her injury and assisted her to walk back down to Buttermere.
107 MayA 61-year old male sustained a painful leg injury on the path to Scale Force, Buttermere. Team members went to his location and stetchered him back to Buttermere, from where relatives collected him.
1118 MayTeam Leaders were contacted by Cumbria Police when after receiving reports of a fire having been started on High Snockrigg, Buttermere. Fortunately MRT members were not required to attend and no further action was taken.
1230 MayA family walking on Rannerdale became cragfast and asked for assistance. Two team members who were already nearby went to the scene and a vehicle made its way through the Bank Holiday traffic towards Buttermere. The nearby team member were able to assist the family back to the road in time for photos with the Landrover.
1330 MayA 47-year old male was reported to be suffering from cramp in both legs, between Bleaberry Tarn and Red Pike summit. Team members made their way to his location, recognised the cramp as a symptom of a more serious condition and requested SAR helicopter support. R199 attended and flew the casualty to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle for further treatment.
1431 MayA 53-year old female injured her leg near Anglers Crag, Ennerdale. Team members went to her location, treated her injury and stretchered her to a NWAS road ambulance at Bleach Green, Ennerdale. She was then taken to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.
153 JunA family reported themselves stuck in cloud on top of Red Pike, Buttermere and requested assistance to get back down. Their location was confirmed and the Team Leader provided reassurance and instructions to find the path down to Bleaberry Tarn and hence on to Buttermere. The family then made slow but steady progress back down without any further assistance from Team members being required.
165 JunA 30-year old female, walking the Coast-to-Coast walk, was knocked down by a sheep and suffered a knee injury near Black Sail Youth Hostel, Ennerdale. A passer-by passed a message to NWAS and Team Members went to her location where she was sheltering in a tent. She was transported back to Cockermouth, accomodation was found for her and a relative collected her the following day.
1722 JunThe Team recovered the body of a male fell-walker who had died whilst walking above High Nook Tarn, Loweswater. Thoughts are with the family of the man.
1822 JunTeam Leaders were contacted when a 18-year old male came out of his dinghy into Loweswater. Whilst a response also involving CFRS and NWAS was being lauched it was reported that the male was now out of the water and no further action was taken.
1922 JunCumbria Police contacted Team Leaders when a rucsack containing camping equipment was found near Lorton Gully, Grasmoor. Since no reports of missing equipment or persons had been received, no further action was taken.
2024 JunNWAS contacted the Team reporting that a 55-year old female had fallen from her wheelchair near Buttermere lakeshore, sustaining back injuries. Team members went to the location, where NWAS paramedics were giving treatment and stetchered the casualty back to Buttermere village.
2129 JunSeveral CMRT members responded to a request for assistance, from Keswick MRT, with a long stretcher carry from Sty Head to Borrowdale. As they were making their way to the casualty's location, SAR helicopter R199 arrived and transported the casualty to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
221 JulThe Team recovered the body of a male fell-walker, found near Scale Force, Buttermere. Thoughts are with the family of the man.
231 JulWhilst dealing with callout 22, reports came in of an 85-year old female with a leg injury at Crummock lakeshore. Keswick MRT were put on standby to assist but a small number of CMRT members took a Team vehicle to her location and assisted her into a car for onward transport to hospital by other members of her party.
242 JulThe Team were called when a 71-year old male collapsed on the Buttermere lakeshore near Hassness House. They went to his location and stretchered him a short distance to a NWAS road ambulance on the road near Low Gatesgarth. From there he and his wife were transported to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle.
252 JulTwo team members rescued one sheep from crags on Great Round How, Buttermere.
2612 JulTeam members provided assistance to a casualty near Paddle School, Eaglesfield. After treating her at the scene she was transported to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven in the Team Sprinter vehicle.
2713 JulA sheep was rescued from high on Eagle Crag, Buttermere.
2814 JulThe team were called when a male fell from his mobility scooter near Kelton Fell, Lamplugh. Team members went to the scene and assisted him back into his scooter.
2916 JulTeam Leaders were contacted by Keswick MRT as they were already busy on a call and Cumbria Police had contacted them regarding a suicidal female. Fortunately MRT members were not required to attend.
3016 JulThe Team assisted with a large mutli-agency resuce in Crummock Water.
3116 JulThe Team stretchered a 45-year old female, with possible heat exhaustion, from the side of Whiteside then transported her back to her accommodation.
3217 JulThe team were called when a female walker lost the path and fell onto a ledge overlooking Warnscale, below Green Crag, Buttermere. Team members went to the scene and carried out a technical rescue back up to the path, then took her to a waiting NWAS road ambulance at Honister.
3317 JulWhilst dealing with callout 33, Team members were asked to assess an unwell casualty at Dubs Hut, Honister. A second party member was also feeling unwell so both were taken back to their campsite in Rosthwaite.
3417 JulWhilst returning from callouts 32 and 33, Team members treated an 83-year old female suffering from heat exhaustion in the carpark at Gatesgarth. An NWAS road ambulance was called but she was discharged at the scene, so Team members took her and her husband back to their accommodation near Keswick.
3521 JulThe Team were called when a female walker became cragfast on the path over Angler's Crag, Ennerdale. Team members went to her location, provided reassurance and helped her progress along the path then continue her walk.
361 AugA 41-year old walker sufferred a sliding fall near Sour Milk Ghyll, Buttermere, resulting in back pain. GNAA H58 attended and provided pain relief to the casualty, then Team Members packaged the casualty and transported them down to a NWAS road ambulance. The casualty was taken to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle by the road ambulance.
3710 AugTwo walkers became separated near Haystacks, Buttermere. Some enquiries were made they were reunited.
3811 AugA 51-year old male walker became disorientated in cloud at the top of Red Pike, Buttemere and called for assistance. Whilst Team Leaders were developing a plan he met up with two other walkers who assisted him down the path.
3911 AugA party of three became cragfast on the Anglers Crag path, Ennerdale. Team members went to their location and assisted them along the path to Bleach Green car park.
4022 AugSeveral CMRT members responded to a request for assistance, from Keswick MRT, with a long stretcher carry from Greenup Edge to Borrowdale. The casaualty was stretchered back to Stonethwaite, taken to Keswick base and transferred to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle for further treatment.
4124 AugA 42-year old female suffered a leg injury above Crag Farm, Ennerdale. Team members went to her location, treated the injury and stretchered her to a NWAS road ambulance at Bleach Green.
4228 AugAn 18-year old female fell and suffered facial injuries on the path behind Ennerdale Lake but was able to make slow progress with her group. Team members went to the east end of Ennerdale Lake and provided transport to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.
431 SepNWAS requested assistance with an injured walker near Buttermere village. It turned out that the NWAS crew were able to walk the casualty back to their vehicle in Buttermere and CMRT members were stood down before leaving base.
441 SepBoth CMRT and Keswick MRT were contacted by Cumbria Police when a 13-year old injured her ankle on Ard Crags, Newlands. The casualty was treated and stretchered from the hill by KMRT, with a small number of CMRT members standing by to provide assistance if needed.
456 SepSRTs were called to assist with an incident near Navvies Bridge, Workington. Whilst assembling at base the missing person was found and the team was stood down.
466 SepTeam leaders were contacted when three females became disorientated whilst walking along the River Derwent. Their location was determined, and they were encouraged to walk to Redmain and get a taxi back to the start point of their walk.
4717 SepReports were received of a disorientated female with a head injury on the shore of Buttermere Lake. A team vehicle set off to assist but reports were received that she had made her way to Gatesgarth. The team members already on route assessed her and waited whilst a NWAS road ambulance arrived, to take her on to Keswick minor injuries unit.
4819 SepAn NWAS crew requested assistance with moving a cyclist from an awkward position off the side of the road at Cauda Brow, Lamplugh. Whilst team members were travelling to the incident they learned that the Ambulance crew had managed to get the cyclist into the ambulance and that they were on route to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.
4921 SepAn NWAS crew requested assistance with carrying an injured 88-year old female, who had fallen on the Buttermere lakeshore path near Dalegarth, back to their vehicle. A small number of team members attended and provided the assistance requested.
5023 SepTeam leaders were contacted when a couple became separated on the Melbreak side of Crummock Water. A small number of team members assisted with reuniting the couple.
5124 SepA 37-year old male became disorientated in thick cloud and heavy rain and requested assistance. Using SARLOC his position was determined as on the ridge of Steeple, Ennerdale. Armed with the additional information he decided to navigate his way into Wasdale and reported himself safe, well and back at his car a couple of hours later.
523 NovThe Team were called by NWAS to assist an 80-year old female, who had fallen on the Buttermere lakeshore path. The team located her partway along the path on the far shore of the lake, treated her leg injury and stretchered her back to a road ambulance in Buttermere village.
5230 SepA 64-year old female set off to walk round Ennerdale Lake but became cragfast at Anglers Crag. A small number of team members went to her location and assisted her back onto the path and back towards Bleach Green.
535 OctCMRT members were put on standby to assist with a large search for a missing teenager in the south of Cumbria. Fortunately he was located safe and well in Elterwater and team members were stood down.
545 OctCMRT received a call from assistance when a tradesman suffered a hip injury near Loweswater. It was determined that the injured person was indoors at an accessible property thus is was a task for NWAS and required no further assistance from the team.
556 OctKeswick MRT requested assistance with a cragfast walker on Great End. CMRT members were flown from Cockermouth to Great End by SAR helicopter R936 and assisted the walker back to the path, from where he continued his journey to Wasdale whilst CMRT members descended to Borrowdale.
5614 OctA small number of CMRT members assisted a benighted walker down the path off Red Pike, Buttermere.
5717 OctCumbria Police requested assistance from CMRT with a search for a missing person, near Bothel. The missing person was located shortly after team members completed their initial search areas.
5824 OctTeam leaders were contacted regarding an overdue fell runner following a fell race on Robinson. As a plan was being developed, the runner returned to Gatesgarth, Buttermere.
5924 OctThe Team Leader was contacted by a couple, camping near Coledale Hause, to determine whether the weather was likely to deteriorate further as their tent was struggling to cope with the windy conditions. They were reassured that the best course of action was to stay put for the night and made contact again once they had walked themselves out early the next morning.
6028 OctFollowing heavy rain, the Team's swiftwater rescue technicians assisted with retrieving two holiday makers from a cottage near Cockermouth, marooned by rising floodwaters. A second swiftwater rescue team was put on standby in case of more tasks in the evening but was stood down as conditions improved.
612 NovTwo walkers were making their way from Wasdale to Buttermere. They descended into Ennerdale and asked for assistance as it was becoming dark and they were cold and wet. Their position was determined on the forest road in Ennerdale and a team vehicle went to their location. They were then driven to their accommodation in Buttermere.

No.DateIncident
11 JanTwo walkers reported themselves lost in fog on the High Stile/Red Pike ridge, Buttermere. Their position was determined from their smartphone and advice was given on how to get themselves down. A Team vehicle went to Buttermere and members walked up towards Bleaberry Tarn to meet them and check all was well.
23 JanA walker slipped and sustained an arm injury whilst descending from Ling Fell, Wythop. Team members treated him at the scene and stretchered him to a NWAS road ambulance for onward transport to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle.
321 JanA 36-year old female fell runner suffered a dislocated elbow in woodland near Blake Fell. Team members went to the scene, stretchered her back to Team vehicles and transported her back to the road at the Leaps, Kirkland, where a NWAS road ambulance was waiting to take her to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.
46 FebA 40-year old female fell onto boulders whilst walking near the summit of Pillar. She sustained a head wound and chest injuries and team assistance was requested. The team in turn requested assistance from a SAR helicopter and R199 arrived from Prestwick as the first team member arrived on scene. The lady was assessed and flown by helicopter to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
514 FebPenrith MRT requested additional swiftwater rescue technicians for a search for a missing person. Whilst CMRT technicians were preparing to leave Cockermouth they were asked to stand-down as the missing person had been located.
65 MarA male walker in his 50's fell near the summit of Pillar on steep snow, then tumbled and slid over 200m down the mountain. He came to rest amongst avalanche debris, just above the West Waterfall. He suffered head lacerations, neck and ankle injuries and extensive bruising. GNAA H58 stood by at Gillerthwaite and team members were flown to the summit of Pillar Mountain by Coastguard SAR helicopter R199. Team members descended to the casualty's location, undertook first aid and moved him a short distance to a position suitable for winching into the helicopter. He was winched on board and flown to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle.
715 MarA 59-year old female injured her ankle and wrist on the lakeshore path behind Ennerdale Water. Team members went to the scene, treated her injuries and stretchered her to road access at the east end of the lake. From there she was transported to Bowness Knott car park and passed on to a waiting NWAS road ambulance.
811 JunShouts for help were reported by walkers on Dale Head. A small number of team members from Cockermouth MRT and Keswick MRT walked the paths on each side of the hill but no further shouts or casualties were identified. It was concluded that this was a well intentioned false alarm.
96 JulFour team members rescued a sheep from a ledge on High Crag, Buttermere
1015 JulThe team was called when a 60-year old female took a long tumbling fall from the path on Whiteless Pike, Buttermere, sustaining head and arm injuries. Team members and helicopters H58 and R199 attended. The casualty was treated and winched on board R199 and flown to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
1117 JulTeam leaders were contacted when a party of 3 became stuck on the summit of Pillar. Their location was confirmed using PhoneFind. The missing walkers had a map and compass and a Deputy Team Leadaer was able to help them to find the bearing of a safe route down to Blacksail Pass. PhoneFind was used to monitor their progress off the hill.
1220 JulA 30-year old male walker injured his ankle on the Scarth Gap path, Buttermere. As the Team were making their way to him they heard that he had managed to descend to Gatesgarth Farm with the assistance of his companions and no further help was required.
1326 JulA motorcyclist sustained a back injury when he fell from his machine on farmland near Gilgarran. Team members assisted a NWAS road ambulance crew with a short carry to their vehicle.
141 AugA family of 4 became lost whilst descending from Bleaberry Tarn and asked for assistance. They ended up at the intake wall close to the top of Near Ruddy Beck. A small group of team members were mobilised in order to walk the family off the hill.
154 AugNWAS requested assistance with carrying a patient with a knee injury a short distance near Skye Farm campsite. A small number of team members made their way to Buttermere and assisted as requested.
169 AugKeswick MRT requested assistance with a long stretcher carry from Sty Head Tarn back into Borrowdale. Several members went and assisted.
1713 AugA 50-year old female slipped near the summit of Wandope and sustained a painful injury to her elbow. Team members made their way to Newlands Hause and to the casualty's location. A SAR helicopter was requested and R936 attended from Caernarfon. The casualty was winched on board and flown to Furness General Hospital, Barrow.
1818 AugTeam leaders were contacted when a DofE party was reported as 2 hours overdue at their campsite. Whilst contacting their supervisor the party arrived at the campsite and no further action was taken.
1921 AugA female walker was blown off her feet by strong winds near Brandreth, sustaining head and leg injuries, and was unable to continue walking. Team members from Cockermouth and Keswick MRTs battled their way through gale force winds to the scene, treated the casualty and undertook a long stretcher evacuation down through Gillercombe to Seathwaite Farm, Borrowdale. A NWAS road ambulance took the casualty to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.
2031 AugA 70-year old male fell from his mountain bike in Setmuthy Woods, near Cockermouth, sustaining back injuries. Team members went to the scene, treated him and transported him to a NWAS road ambulance.
214 SepThe team leader was contacted when a walker came across a dog, separated from its owners, near Scale Force, Buttermere. Whilst team leaders and deputies were forming a plan, the dog and its owners were reunited and no further action was needed.
2210 SepNWAS requested assistance with carrying a 74-year old female who had taken a tumble on the fellside near Fangs Brow, Loweswater, sustaining an ankle injury, to a road ambulance. Team members went to the scene, treated her and stretchered her to a team vehicle then drove her back to the road for transfer to the ambulance, which took her to Workington Community hospital.
2315 SepA lone female walker became cragfast in steep ground above Buttermere. The team leader detemined that she was likely in the area known as Goat Crags and team members went to that location and found her. She was secured with ropes, assisted up the fell and escorted to Newlands Hause then transported to her accomodation in Keswick.
2416 SepA 51-year old female suffered an ankle injury near High Nook Tarn, Loweswater whilst walking along the Corpse Road. Team members went to her location, treated her and stretchered her to a NWAS road ambulance at Maggie's Bridge, Loweswater.
2520 SepThe team leader was contacted when a dog became stuck on ledges near Scale Force, Buttermere. Two passing climbers assisted with getting the dog back to its owner and no further action was needed from the team.
267 OctA female walker in her 60's fell, resulting in a messy head wound, near Hassness House, Buttermere. Team members went to the scence, treated her and carried her the short distance to a waiting NWAS road ambulance at the House. She was transported to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven by the ambulance crew.
278 OctA 37-year old female slipped on wet ground in Ling Comb, Buttermere, sustaining an ankle injury. Team members went to her location and SAR helicopter R936 attended from Caernarvon. The casualty was winched from the scene and flown to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.
2812 OctA male walker had a long day route and became lost in poor weather near Brandreth. He called for assistance, giving his location using What3Words. Team leaders confirmed his location using PhoneFind and several team members were sent to his location to assist him to walk to Honister. He was then given a lift to his accomodation in Keswick.
2917 OctTeam leaders received reports that a male kayaker had come out of his boat in Ennerdale Water, near Bleach Green. As team members were mobilising Cumbria Police contacted the team to advise Cumrbia Fire and Rescue were helping the kayaker and no further action was required from CMRT.
3028 OctA 61-year old female suffered an ankle injury on the Crummock Lakeshore path and gave her location to the Team using What3Words. Team members went to her location, treated her injury and stretchered her to a waiting NWAS road ambulance at Park Bridge, Loweswater. She was then taken to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.
314 Nov57-year old female slipped near the summit of High Stile, Buttermere, and sustained a wrist injury. Team members went to her location and found her unable to walk down so, after splinting the injury, she was stretchered to Buttemere lakeshore and given a lift to Buttermere village in a team vehicle. The casualty made her way to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven with her partner in their own vehicle.
3217 NovTeam Leaders were contacted when Cumbria Police received a call from a female for Mountain Rescue assistance. With very few details the Police were asked to make further enquiries and they successfully located the person.
3329 NovA group of three males became disorientated and got into difficulties descending from Pillar into Ennerdale, ending up in the West Waterfall area in fading light and cloud. One of the group fell around 20m and a second member fell a similar distance whilst trying to assist. Despite suffering a significant head injury one of those who fell was able to walk and set off to get help. He was quickly located close to the forestry road as the Team arrived. The second casualty needed needed a technical rope evacuation by stretcher and SAR helicopter (R936 from Caernarvon). The third member of the group remained cragfast and was roped by Team members to safe ground before being walked to Team vehicles in the valley. The injured males were taken separately to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle by NWAS road ambulances and the uninjured male was given a lift to Cockermouth for collection by a relative.
347 DecA father and daughter took a short walk from Honister intending to be out for just an hour but became disoriented and found themselves at Black Sail Youth Hostel and requested assistance. Two team members took a vehicle to the YH, collected them and returned them to Honister.
3517 DecA 56-year old male found himself in darkness near Black Sail Youth Hostel and felt unable to make his way back to Wasdale Head safely so requested assistance. Two team members took a vehicle to the YH, collected him and took him to Ennerdale Bridge for collection by someone from the B&B where he was staying.
3628 DecThe Team were called to provide assistance to 5 occupants of a car that had become stuck in snowy conditions near the top of Newlands Pass. A Team Landrover, fitted with snow-chains, went to the scene and took the occupant to safety in Buttermere.
3730 DecA female walker badly injured her ankle on Binsey Fell and was unable to continue walking. The Team went to the scene, splinted the anke, stretchered her back to a Team vehicle and transported her to Cockermouth to wait for a NWAS road ambulance.