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Author: Mick Guy

Incident No: 02 Date: 2nd January 2017 Time: 12:31 Location: Brundholme Woods Incident Details: A 60 year old lady walking with a friend, slipped on an icy patch, and fell awkwardly. She suffered a fractured neck of femur, and a broken wrist. An NWAS paramedic was able to get close to...

Incident No: 01 Date: 1st January 2017 Time: 13.01 Location: Above Rigg Head near Wilsons Bield Incident Details:  Police reported that a group of walkers had come across a male walker who had suffered a possible broken leg after falling. The Team checked on the location, and decided the best access...

Incident No: 94 Date: 27th December 2016 Time: 12:47 Location: Blencathra - Doddick Gill area Incident Details: A lady walking with her partner and their two dogs got on to what they saw as dangerous slippery ground, at the top of Halls Fell ridge, and decided to find an easier way off....

Incident No: 93 Date: 16.12.16 Time: 19.12 Location: Coast to Coast route Rosthwaite to Grasmere Incident Details: A young and inexperienced couple from overseas took to the hills to cover the route from Rosthwaite to Grasmere, totally under-estimating the length of time it would take. They were very poorly equipped for the...

Incident No: 92 Date: 23rd November 2016 Time: 15:14 Location: Skiddaw,  Howgill Tongue Incident Details:  The Team were alerted by the Police to a group of three young people who had strayed off a path on Skiddaw, and managed to get themselves "completely lost" trying to descend direct towards...

Incident No: 91 Date: 15th November 2016 Time: 14:04 Location: Nitting Haws Incident Details: A couple walking the High Spy ridge from the Cat Bells End, became disoriented in low cloud, and wandered on to what - to them - appeared to be impassable ground. They phoned for help, and the Team turned out to...

Incident No: 90 Date: 14th November 2016 Time: 11:15 Location: Greta Gorge Incident Details: A lady walking a black Labrador bitch, Callie, lost her in the woods, above the area of the Greta Gorge where there have been significant landslides. The dog had slipped over the edge of the landslipped area, but had landed...

Incident No: 89 Date: 13th November 2016 Time: 13:24 Location: Sharp Edge, Blencathra Incident Details:  One of the places the Team really doesn't want to visit at this time of year is Sharp Edge, because of its wet slippery state after rain or snow. It is one of the Team's "black spots"....

Incident No: 88 Date: 12th November 2016 Time: 09:57 Location:  Hawes Howe Island, Thirlmere Incident Details: A group of five young men decided to camp out on Hawes Howe Island, Thirlmere. Unfortunately, the cheap blow up boat they had bought sprang a leak when they were trying to get...

Incident No: 87 Date: 5th November 2016 Time: 21:15 Location: Central Fells Incident Details: The Team were requested to assist with a search by Wasdale MRT, who were looking for 5 mispers from a group of 130 who had attempted to climb Scafell. The young men had reasonable clothing but only one torch...