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Author: Mick Guy

Incident No: 76 Date: 17th September 2016 Time: 12:32 Location:  Little Man summit Incident Details: A 16 year old female fell runner collapsed after completing a fell race, and became unresponsive. The Team sent a Landrover as an initial response, whilst requesting the assistance of an Air Ambulance, given the distance from...

Incident No: 75 Date: 15th September 2016 Time: 12:25 Location: Barf Incident Details: A father and his daughter, tackling the Wainwright route up Barf became cragfast just below Slape Crag - the usual place - after flogging up the scree in the nasty gully west of "The Bishop". We regularly retrieve folk...

Incident No: 74 Date: 13th September 2016 Time: 15:38 Location: Sour Milk Ghyll, Borrowdale Incident Details:  A walker descending Sour Milk Ghyll came across a 50 year old male who had taken a tumbling fall from the difficult slab, and landed head first, suffering a number of injuries. The informant had to...

Incident No: 73 Date: 9th September 2016 Time: 14:47 Location: Latrigg Incident Details: A 92 year old gentleman, walking up Latrigg with his wife to celebrate his birthday, suffered an angina attack. He had medication with him which he took, but still felt unsteady. While some of the Team stood by at base, one of the...

Incident No: 72 Date: 6th September 2016 Time: 14:51 Location: Grange to Rosthwaite Path, Borrowdale Incident Details: A 59 year old lady, walking with her partner, slipped on a rocky slab below Millican Dalton's Cave, and fell heavily on to her hip. She was unable to weight bear. The Team set off to...

Incident No: 71 Date:  5th September 2016 Time: 12:09 Location: Greenup Edge Incident Details: Two ladies, aged 73 and 61,  became lost in mist on the top of Greenup Edge whilst on the Coast to Coast route. They phoned the police and requested assistance. The Team sent a small group to locate...

Incident No: 70 Date: 1st September 2016 Time: 15:01 Location: Whinlatter Forest Red Route Incident Details: A 55 year old man, mountain biking with friends, had a  serious crash, going over the handlebars, and injuring his collar bone and ribs. A Team Landrover was mobile within 7 minutes of the report, and swiftly...

Incident No: 68 Date: 29th August Time: 0703 Location: Raven Crag, Thirlmere Incident Details:  The Team were requested to assist North West Ambulance Service who had been called to a parachutist who had base jumped off Raven Crag, Thirlmere, and then crash-landed in a boulder field, suffering serious injuries. A small Team group mobilised...

Incident No: 68 Date: 31st August 2016 Time: 16:27 Location: Jenkin Hill, Skiddaw Incident Details: A 27 year old man slipped and fell, injuring his ankle, which meant he was unable to walk. Initially, the details the Team received for the incident were very sketchy, and it took a while to...

Incident No: 67 Date: 25th August 2016 Time: 18:37 Location: Grains Gill Incident Details: As the Team were gathering for their weekly practice, an incident was received. A lady walking with her partner who was completing his last Wainwright, suffered an ankle injury and was unable to weight bear. The Team set off...