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Author: Mick Guy

Incident No: 91 Date: 15th November 2016 Time: 14:04 Location: Nitting Haws Incident Details: A couple walking the High Spy ridge from the Cat Bells End, became disoriented in low cloud, and wandered on to what - to them - appeared to be impassable ground. They phoned for help, and the Team turned out to...

Incident No: 90 Date: 14th November 2016 Time: 11:15 Location: Greta Gorge Incident Details: A lady walking a black Labrador bitch, Callie, lost her in the woods, above the area of the Greta Gorge where there have been significant landslides. The dog had slipped over the edge of the landslipped area, but had landed...

Incident No: 89 Date: 13th November 2016 Time: 13:24 Location: Sharp Edge, Blencathra Incident Details:  One of the places the Team really doesn't want to visit at this time of year is Sharp Edge, because of its wet slippery state after rain or snow. It is one of the Team's "black spots"....

Incident No: 88 Date: 12th November 2016 Time: 09:57 Location:  Hawes Howe Island, Thirlmere Incident Details: A group of five young men decided to camp out on Hawes Howe Island, Thirlmere. Unfortunately, the cheap blow up boat they had bought sprang a leak when they were trying to get...

Incident No: 87 Date: 5th November 2016 Time: 21:15 Location: Central Fells Incident Details: The Team were requested to assist with a search by Wasdale MRT, who were looking for 5 mispers from a group of 130 who had attempted to climb Scafell. The young men had reasonable clothing but only one torch...

Incident No: 86 Date: 4th November 2016 Time: 17:46 Location: Dale Head Tarn Incident Details: A 15 year old student suffered a severe asthma attack whilst on an expedition training session, whilst camping with a group at Dale Head Tarn. His medication failed to relieve the problem. The instructor with the group requested...

Incident No: 85 Date: 3rd November 2016 Time: 18:37 Location: Skiddaw Incident Details: A family of three, including a four year old, became lost and benighted without a torch, above Mirehouse on the western slopes of Skiddaw. The Team were able to SARLOC them, and three Team members with search dogs went out,...

Incident No: 84 Date: 2nd November 2016 Time: 15:08 Location: Friars Crag, Keswick Incident Details: A 74 year old man, walking with his family, suffered a sudden collapse whilst they were sitting having a rest. The Team were requested to assist the ambulance crew to get him over the 300m "off road"  to...

Incident No: 83 Date: 28th October 2016 Time: 17:53 Location: Jonny Wood, Borrowdale Incident Details: A lady walking with her family & friends slipped on wet grass and suffered an ankle injury. She was unable to weight bear, and with the onset of darkness, it was clear that the Team's...

Incident No: 82 Date: 25th October 2016 Time: 14:14 Location: Bannerdale Crags Incident Details: A lady walking with her family, was suddenly taken ill, and after a short interval, became semi-conscious. The Team sent off a Landrover to Mungrisdale immediately, and while the first group were on their way up, a second vehicle followed...