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Author: Mick Guy

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...

Incident No: 34 Date: 17th May 2016 Time: 10:16 Location: Sale Fell A 70 year old gentleman, walking with a friend suddenly collapsed on Sale Fell, with a heart attack the likely cause. Two passing walkers who were First Responders administered CPR, and a passing fell runner ran down to The Pheasant Inn...

Incident No: 35 Date: 17th May 2016 Time: 15:03 Location: Latrigg - Spooney Green Lane A gentleman walking with his partner was suddenly taken ill whilst climbing Latrigg. North West Ambulance Service requested the assistance of the Team to carry him from the fell down to the ambulance. He...

Incident No: 33 Date: 14th May 2016 Time: 13:39 Location: Near Ullscarf A 67 year old gentleman, walking with a group, collapsed with a suspected heart attack. His colleagues began Cardio Pulmonary resuscitation at the scene immediately. The Team and Helimed 08 from Blackpool were mobilised swiftly, and one of...

Incident No: 32 Date: 12th May 2016 Time: 21:47 Location: Grey Knotts As the Team were clearing up after their weekly practice, they were paged for a callout to a lady walking the Coast to Coast route with her husband. She had slipped and suffered a leg injury above Honister Youth Hostel,...

Incident No: 31 Date: 9th May 2016 Time: 13:57 Location: Under Falcon Crag An 80 year old male walking with his partner, fell, and then fainted with an apparent collapse. In view of the casualty's age, and the weather conditions (27 degrees), the Team immediately set off towards Ashness, with...