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Author: Mick Guy

Incident No: 66 Date: 24th August 2016 Time: 13.07 Location: River Derwent Incident Details: The Team was notified of an incident on the River Derwent where a rowing boat with a number of screaming passengers was "out of control" on swift water, and there was a possible danger to life. The Team turned...

Incident No: 65 Date: 16th August 2016 Time: 17:14 Location: Drum House track, Honister Incident Details: A 65 year old man suffered an injury to his hamstring, and was unable to finish his walk down to Honister. The Team turned out enough members to carry him down to Honister Mine where...

Incident No: 64 Date: 9th August 2016 Time: 12:26 Location:  Greenup Edge Incident Details: A lady tackling the Coast to Coast leg with her partner, slipped and suffered an ankle injury. She was unable to weight bear. The location given by a passer by was immediately below the ridge at the highest point...

Incident No: 63 Date: 6th August 2016 Time: 10:39 Location: Blencathra - Gategill Incident Details: A male paraglider crash-landed at the edge of Gategill, where he then fell approximately 12 metres down a crag into the gill. He suffered serious multiple injuries. The Team was called to assist the Great North...

Incident No: 62 Date: 2nd August 2016 Time: 18:06 Location: Hind Crag, Glaramara Incident Details: Whilst the Team was standing down from the previous incident, a Team member spotted a survival bag some distance below him. He went to investigate, and discovered a group of walkers, one of whom had slipped and fallen whilst...

Incident No: 61 Date: 2nd August 2016 Time: 15:38 Location: Glaramara Incident Details:  Two ladies, aged 68 and 75, called for assistance when they became lost in mist on the Glaramara ridge, couldn't find a way off and were exhausted. Given that conditions were deteriorating, one Team of rescuers with a search dog...

Incident No: 60 Date: 1st August 2016 Time: 12:26 Location: Blencathra Incident Details: A 26 year old male, descending Scales Fell with two friends, slipped and suffered a severe fracture of the ankle. The Team sent one vehicle immediately, followed by a second, while three other Team members made their way...

Incident No: 59 Date: 27th July 2015 Time: 15:50 Location: Barf, Slape Crag Incident Details: A 28 year old man, walking with his dog, reported himself cragfast on Slape Crag, Barf. This was the usual place, the awkward step on the Wainwright route, which many people have found intimidating. A small team...

Incident No: 58 Date: 26th July 2015 Time: 05:16 Location: Manesty Incident Details:   North West Ambulance Service requested assistance in locating an elderly patient whose Careline device had been activated, and whose location was unclear. The Team attended, and located the property for the ambulance crew, but the activation had been...

Incident No: 57 Date: 19th July 2016 Time: 15:54 Location:  Allerdale Ramble above Seatoller Incident Details: North West Ambulance Service requested help to carry down a 69 year old man who had succumbed to the heat. The Team despatched two vehicles to Seatoller, while three local members also attended. After...