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Author: Mick Guy

Incident No: 46 Date: 20th June 2016 Time: 12:29 Location: Between Whiteside and Helvellyn Incident Details: A lady walking with her daughter, was suddenly taken ill. The Team set off to Swirls car park with two vehicles full of personnel, and others went direct. Meanwhile, Control checked on the...

Incident No: 44 Date: 5th June 2016 Time: 15:42 Location: Hause Gate A lady walking with a group, slipped and suffered a serious fracture of her lower leg. It took a short while to establish exactly where she was, as the initial reports were confused. However, the leading Team...

Incident No: 43 Date: 4th June 2016 Time: 13:32 Location: Skiddaw The Team were called to go to the aid of a 50 year old male who had fallen off his mountain bike, close to the summit of Skiddaw. He was reported to have leg injuries, but it turned...

Incident No: 42 Date: 2nd June 2016 Time: 20:25 Location: High Crag, Buttermere Whilst the Team were out on their regular Thursday practice, they were made aware of an incident at High Crag, Buttermere, where a 50 year old paraglider had crash-landed attempting to take off, damaging an ankle. Cockermouth ...

Incident No: 41 Date: 1st June 2016 Time:  20:12 Location: Latrigg A group of walkers came across a male mountain biker who had crashed and broken his collarbone near the bottom of Mallen Dodd. He was in some pain, but the group stayed with him and kept him warm...

Incident No: 40 Date: 31st May 2016 Time: 12:20 Location: Coombe Height, Mosedale Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service requested assistance from the Team to support them in fighting a large wild fire on the heather slopes of Coombe Height, Mosedale, probably initiated by a discarded barbecue.  Keswick and Penrith MR Team...

Incident No: 39 Date: 30th May 2015 Time: 13:03 Location: Cat Bells A 69 year old male took a tumbling fall off the rocky steps close to Cat Bells summit, and suffered a head injury. The Team set off to Skelgill, and hot-footed up the hill to rendezvous with Helimed 58....

Incident No: 38 Date: 21st May 2016 Time: 20:43 Location: Derwentwater Belfast Coastguard requested that the Team mobilise to assist a group of three persons who were in the water after falling from a rowing boat. (This took place during the evening music event at the Mountain Festival so there were many...

Incident No: 37 Date: 21st May 2016 Time: 17:16 Location: Whinlatter Forest (Red Route) A 31 year old lady mountain biking with her partner, came off on a jump. and landed heavily, aggravating an injury she had suffered some weeks previously. A member of Cockermouth MRT was on scene and requested assistance. The...

Incident No: 36 Date: 21st May 2016 Time: 13:51 Location: Blencathra - Blease Fell A 66 year old gentleman, walking with a group, was taken ill on Blease Fell. Fortunately, his companions realised that this was a cardiac event, and phoned for assistance immediately. The Team responded within minutes, and Helimed 58...