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Author: Mick Guy

Incident No: 2 Date: 5th January 2016 Time: 13.08 Location: Blencathra - Sharp Edge Two male walkers, tackling Sharp Edge, slipped and fell into the top of the "usual gully", one of them tumbling about 20 metres. Although he had taken a bang on the head, he was able to...

Incident No: 1 Date: 3rd January 2016 Time: 18.06 Location: Esk Hause Three males reported themselves lost to the east of Great End, and although they had torches, map, compass, etc, they seemed to be unable to find a way down. The Team suggested a direction in which to...

Only five weeks after Search Dog Rona gained her green tag to denote her as a fully fledged Search Dog, Search Dog Isla joined her as one of six currently graded dogs in Keswick team. Isla, trained by Martin Bell, has been training with the...

Incident No: 117 Date: 27th December 2015 Time: 01:15 Location: York Incident Details: As details of the enormity of the evacuation task in York became apparent, a second team of Swiftwater Technicians from Keswick and Cockermouth were despatched to assist the first team which was attended direct from the previous flood...

Incident No: 116 Date: 26th December 2015 Time: 14:45 Location: Whalley, Lancashire Incident Details: The Team, along with other LDSAMRA teams, responded to the desperate flood situation in the Clitheroe area of Lancashire. Swiftwater Rescue Technicians, working with SRTs from Cockermouth and Wasdale in teams, were deployed to assist in...

Incident No: 115 Date: 6th December 2015 Time: 15:39 Location: Keswick Flood area Incident Details: Whilst the previous incident was in progress, the Team were asked to evacuate a lady with a medical emergency from a house within the flood zone. After consultation with the Team doctor, a vehicle and personnel were...

Incident No: 114 Date: 6th December 2015 Time: 12:48 Location: Scarth Gap, Buttermere Incident Details: The Team's assistance was requested when a 53 year old man, walking with friends, fell and injured his shoulder. As Cockermouth MRT were fully occupied with floods in Cockermouth and Carlisle, Keswick picked up...

Incident No: 113 Date: 4th December - 5th December 2015 Time: 21.46 Location: Keswick ,Braithwaite, Uldale area Areas Incident Details: The Team was alerted by LDSAMRA Silver Command to the likelihood of a major flooding incident with the advent of Storm Desmond. Preparations were put in hand, and the Team...

Incident No: 112 Date: 3rd Dec 2015 Time: 17:36 Location: Esk Hause, Central Fells Incident Details: Wasdale MRT were alerted by the Aeronautical Rescue Control Centre to the initiation of an emergency beacon in the central fells south of Great End. After some investigation, this turned out to belong to a lone 34...

Team member Rob Grange has been training his collie, Rona, through Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs Association, in the hope that she would become a fully fledged Search Dog with the Team. This weekend, Rob & Rona undertook their final assessment in Comb Ghyll - four...