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Author: Mick Guy

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...

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...