14 December 2013 14.40 hrs
The Police paged the team and asked us to attend a female with a lower leg injury in the Howgills. She had slipped in the vicinity of Pickering Gill near Cautley. Team members administered pain relief and splinted her leg before stretchering her down to a waiting County Ambulance at the Cross Keys. The party were well equipped, gave good information on their location and signalled their precise position with a torch. The conditions could be described as wet and wild and we were grateful for the assistance given by our friends in the Kirkby Stephen team.
29 November 2013 21.05 hrs
We were asked to investigate a report of lights in the vicinity of the Garburn Pass. Nothing was found. A report with good intent.
27 November 2013 13.10 hrs
We were called to assist the North West Ambulance Service with a male casualty who had fallen around 4 metres from some rocks at the edge of Beetham Caravan Park. He seemed to have sustained a painful hip injury with some more minor bumps and cuts. Team members helped to immobilise the casualty and transported him a short distance to the Great North Air Ambulance for transfer to hospital.
25 November 2013 11.55 hrs
A group of walkers reported that they had heard a whistle being blown repeatedly in the vicinity of Cunswick Scar. A small group of team members went to take a look but nothing was found. We established that a shooting group had been nearby and the whistling was probably from beaters. A report with the best of intentions and a lovely day for a walk in any case!
12 November 2013 22.25 hrs
We were called by the Police to look for a missing person in the Kentmere area. Fortunately, he was quickly located by team members and found to be fit and well.
01 November 2013 10.30 hrs
Just as the previous callout was coming to an end the Langdale & Ambleside team got a second job. Kendal team members also assisted on this one which involved a casualty with a leg injury near the North Rake of Pavey Ark. The casualty was stretchered to the Air Ambulance for evacuation to hospital.
01 November 2013 07.50 hrs
The Langdale & Ambleside team asked for our assistance in searching for a missing person. Fortunately, the missing person was located near Skelwith Bridge at around 10.30 hrs.
27 October 2013 14.55 hrs
We were just clearing up at the end of medical training at base when we were paged by the Police. We were asked to attend a male walker with a painful knee injury high on Long Bank to the west of Dent. The location was difficult to access and required a combination of “exciting” off-road driving and long steep ascents with heavy loads. The weather on the top was deteriorating and became pretty grim as darkness fell. The casualty was treated by team members and evacuated buy stretcher over very steep and difficult ground to a waiting County Ambulance at Corn Close. We were very grateful for the assistance given by our friends in CRO (the Cave Rescue Organisation).
14 October 2013 16.45 hrs
The team was called out after police received a call that a female had taken a bad fall just off the Lord’s Lot path (nr Crosthwaite). She sustained a leg and hip injury. The Great North Air Ambulance also attended and after a short stretcher carry the casualty was transferred to the helimed for the onward journey to hospital.
12 October 2013 17.15 hrs
We were paged by the Police and asked to attend a male walker with a lower leg injury at a location over the river from Reservoir Cottage in Kentmere. The casualty was located, splinted and stretchered back over the river to one of our Land Rovers. He was then transported down to Hartrigg where he was transferred to a County Ambulance. Boots to the drying room!
21 September 2013 16.45 hrs
Kendal MRT is 60 years old this year and as part of our celebrations we had arranged a hog roast commencing at 19.30 hrs today. So we were delighted to receive a request for assistance from the Langdale & Ambleside team. Initially, we were asked to assist them with an incident in the High Pike / Low pike area but as we were deploying a second job came up on Crinkle Crags. A male was reported as having a leg injury near the “bad step” so we were diverted. As darkness fell conditions became pretty unpleasant with thick mist, drizzle and very slippery ground. The casualty and his companion were located in Rest Gill and evacuated down to Cockley Beck via Moasdale. Still, we were very grateful to our team Chairman who welcomed us back to base just after midnight with hog buns and coffee but the cake still needs cutting (see below). Hay-ho, that’s Mountain Rescue for you!
11 September 2013 19.40 hrs
The team had just commenced rope-rigging training near Scout Scar when we were called to a fallen mountain biker at Sadgill, Longsleddale. Ten team members left the training and attended. The casualty was found to have wrist and facial injuries and, although he had lost consciousness for a minute or two, his safety helmet had clearly saved him from more serious head injury. We treated him at the scene and then transported him down the valley to meet a County Ambulance.
05 September 2013 14.20 hrs
The police asked if we could assist with a non emergency localised river incident. 5 members of the swift water team were available to deploy when we were informed that the situation was resolved.
04 September 2013 13.45 hrs
We were called to Helsington following reports of a collapsed walker. We were stood down, as two team members arrived and others were on route, when it was clear that the casualty had already reached the waiting ambulance.
26 August 2013 13.10 hrs
We were called to assist the North West Ambulance Service when a woman slipped on a steep path down to the River Lune near Devil’s Bridge. She sustained an ankle injury and we stretchered her up the bank and a short distance to the waiting ambulance. Nice ice creams all round afterwards!
24 August 2013 14.15 hrs
We were called to Scout Scar to assist a female with a knee injury. She was treated by team members and then stretchered to an ambulance at Scout Scar car park.
04 August 2013 21.25 hrs
A woman with dementia had gone missing in the Helsington area to the south west of Kendal. We joined the police, Lake District search dogs and local people on an extensive search in very wet conditions. The search was wound down without success at around 3.30am the following morning. Shortly after 7am as we were assembling to resume the search, the missing person was spotted by members of the public. She was sitting under trees on steep ground to the south of Barrowfield Farm. We mobilised immediately and found the casualty to be cold and very wet, but surprisingly well having spent the night out in appalling conditions. We stretchered her a short distance to one of our Land Rovers, which transported her down to a waiting ambulance. A good result and we wish her a speedy recovery.
21 July 2013 13.25 hrs
We were called to assist the Langdale & Ambleside team with a female who had sustained a lower leg injury at the top of Far Easedale just below Greenup Edge. If you want to find the most remote place in the Central Lakes to come to grief, this would be just about it! Fortunately, the North West Air Ambulance came to assist with the evacuation of the casualty. This saved a very long and very hot carry-off. All home by about 18.30 hrs.
19 July 2013 19.45 hrs
A busy period for us continues! We were called to the eastern edge of Potter Fell where a young man on a mountain bike had hit a wall. We were concerned that he could have potentially serious internal injuries so a helicopter evacuation was requested. We gave the casualty oxygen and stabilised him before carrying him to an RAF Sea King for transfer to hospital.
18 July 2013 19.00 hrs (approx)
A small, but multi-team callout! Search dog trainers from various teams were just finishing a training session on Red Screes when they heard a scream from the other side of the Kirkstone Pass road. A couple were descending from St. John’s Banner towards the Kirkstone Inn when the lady slipped and suffered a lower leg injury. Accordingly, she was attended rapidly by 3 Kendal Team members, a Kendal team supporter, 3 members of the Langdale & Ambleside team, 1 from the Patterdale team and 1 from the Coniston team. The casualty was treated and carried down to the road to await the arrival of an ambulance.
17 July 2013 16.20 hrs
The police called us following reports of a collapsed dog on Whitbarrow Scar. After a little detective work we managed to get a good idea of where the incident was and the dog was found recovering in the shade by team members armed with water and a doggy bowl. After a quick check by the team vet (yes, we do have one!), the dog and its owners were walked off the hill back to their own transport.
16 July 2013 18.15 hrs
We were called to a mountain biker who had fallen on the Garburn Pass at Kentmere. The North West Air Ambulance was also in attendance. The casualty was found to have an extremely painful dislocated shoulder. He was given pain relief, stabilised and carried down to Kentmere Hall for transfer to the helicopter and the onward journey to hospital.
11 July 2013 13.40 hrs
A school party of around 12 in number started to descend in to the head of Kentmere just north of Foswick when a young man in the group took a nasty tumble on very steep ground. He sustained lacerations to his leg and a head injury. He was stabilised, placed on a stretcher and winched up into an RAF Sea King which transported him to hospital in Carlisle. We walked back to the Reservoir with the rest of the group and ferried them back to their own transport which was located at Kentmere Church. My word it was hot!
08 July 2013 11.35 hrs
We were called to a male who had taken a fall on Scout Scar. He was found to have an upper leg/hip injury. We examined him, gave him pain relief, prepared him for transportation and in view of his complex medical history he was evacuated to hospital by the North West Air Ambulance. The County Ambulance Service also attended. Nice day for it though!
03 July 2013 20.15 hrs
The police paged us half way through our Management Committee meeting. We were asked to attend a male fell runner on Reston Scar who was suffering chest pain. The casualty was located, given oxygen and stretchered down to a waiting ambulance. Then it was back to the meeting!
20 June 2013 14.35 hrs
We were called to assist the Langdale & Ambleside team with 2 fallen climbers on Long Scar near Pike of Blisco. Both climbers sustained serious injuries and were taken to hospital in Newcastle by an RAF Sea King. We wish them well for a speedy recovery.
08 June 2013 13.00 hrs (approx)
During helicopter training with the RAF in Longsleddale, the team was made aware of a mountain biker who had taken a fall and sustained a shoulder injury. 7 team members were dispatched in team vehicles and he was treated by the team doctor before being transferred to a Count Ambulance.
19 May 2013 14.30 hrs
Two callouts today. We were asked to assist the Langdale & Ambleside Team with a female on Pike of Blisco who had a very painful knee condition. The North West Air Ambulance ferried up sufficient personnel to carry the casualty to the helicopter and she was flown to hospital. Just before the helicopter departed there was another callout to a male with a lower leg injury in Far Easedale. Fortunately, the Air Ambulance was able to return after delivering the first casualty and pick up the second casualty. This saved a long carry-off and we were all home by about 19.30 hrs.
16 May 2013 22.10 hrs
The North West Ambulance Service asked for our assistance with a 14 year old male who had fallen down a very steep wooded bank near Witherslack Hall. He was found to have a very painful knee injury. We administered pain relief, treated and splinted his knee and stretchered him up to the top of the bank. From here, one of our Land Rovers transported him to the waiting ambulance.
We were asked to assist the Langdale & Ambleside Team with carrying a casualty off from Fairfield. Other incidents kicked off in Great Langdale during the afternoon. All sorted!
28 April 2013 13.20 hrs
A busy day! The North West Ambulance Service requested our assistance with the evacuation of a seriously ill patient from a remote property in Dowbiggin (to the east of Sedbergh). Six team members who were still at base attended and helped to transfer the patient from his home to the Great North Air Ambulance which had landed nearby.
28 April 2013 10.45 hrs
During team training, we received a request to assist the Cave Rescue Organisation in a search for a missing female in the High Bentham area. Fortunately, the woman was located while we were on route and we were stood down.
26 April 2013 20.35 hrs
The Police paged us following a report of a female with a broken leg on Gummers How. We found her on the summit with an extremely painful lower leg injury. Pain relief was administered and we splinted her leg before carrying her down to an ambulance. All sorted by midnight!
25 April 2013 15.45 hrs
We were paged and requested to assist the North West Ambulance Service with a male who had sustained a lower leg injury while walking the Dales Way near Windermere. The casualty was located and treated at the site by team members and then stretchered for around a kilometer to the waiting ambulance.
16 April 2013 15.15 hrs
Team was paged and asked to assist the Langdale & Ambleside Team with what sadly turned out to be a recovery in the Dungeon Ghyll area.
27 March 2013 10.55 hrs
We were paged by the Police following reports of a collapsed male near Devil’s Crag on Middleton Fell, Barbon. The Team was stood down while on route when it was established that the casualty had been helped from the fell by his companions and was safe in a County Ambulance.
22 March 2013 14.10 hrs
Lots of snow in the west of the County. At the request of Duddon & Furness MRT and local Police we deployed two KMRT 4×4 vehicles to the Millom area to assist with the evacuation of stranded drivers.
21 March 2013 13.15 hrs
We were paged by the Police and asked to attend a female with an ankle injury on the coast path at Far Arnside. Paramedics from a land ambulance and the Great North Air Ambulance also attended. The casualty was treated at the site and then flown to hospital in Lancaster.
16 March 2013 23.00 hrs
The Police requested our assistance in a search for a missing 69 year old male in the Kendal Area. There were significant concerns for his safety and we searched fields around the Westmorland General Hospital, from where he had disappeared. Fortunately, he was located shortly after mid night safe in hospital …… in London!
19 February 2013 15.30 hrs
We were called to assist the Langdale & Ambleside Team who had two callouts on Wansfell. They concentrated on the one on the summit, which sounded the most serious and required evacuation by the air ambulance. We assisted with the carry-off of a male with a painful arm injury. It’s great on the hills just now but still pretty slippery!
14 February 2013 13.55 hrs
We were paged and asked to assist the North West Ambulance Service in the evacuation of an elderly lady from Lindeth as the ambulance could not reach the remote property. A paramedic was in attendance and we carried her down stairs before securing her on our stretcher. One of our Land Rovers then transported the lady to the waiting ambulance.
12 February 2013 15.15 hrs
We were paged by the police following reports of a dog being stuck on a ledge on the face of Scout Scar. “Edgar” had discovered that birds could fly off the top of Scout Scar but young Springers in hot pursuit couldn’t! Two team members climbed down to secure him and when other team members arrived Edgar was hoisted back up to the top where he was re-united with his worried owners. Nice job!
08 February 2013 21.00 hrs
Some local team members were called to assist the Police in a search for a missing person in the Kendal area. The search was ended just before midnight without a find.
25 January 2013 16.40 hrs
Significant snow on our patch. Team on standby again, particularly to assist the NW Ambulance Service.
18 January 2013 06.00 hrs
Team Drivers put on standby to assist the North West Ambulance Service if bad weather hits.
13 January 2013 16.00 hrs
The team was paged by the Police after two females reported themselves lost in poor visibility with heavy snow and failing daylight on the Kentmere Horseshoe. We deduced their likely location from the information that they were able to give us using their mobile phone and a by employing a little technical black magic. Three groups of team members were sent up from different directions to cover all eventualities. The women were located just off the High Street path above Gravel Crag, warmed up and then walked off down in to Troutbeck Park. They were then driven round to Kentmere in one of our Land Rovers to pick up their own transport. All home by 10pm!
05 January 2013 13.20 hrs
We were called to assist the Langdale & Ambleside team who had two simultaneous jobs. We dispatched our first vehicle to Wansfell where a woman had sustained a suspected dislocated shoulder. She was treated before being evacuated by the North West Air Ambulance. Our second vehicle went to assist the L&A team on what turned out to be an extremely difficult incident in the vicinity of Shelter Crags on the Crinkles. It seems that a navigational error resulted in a group trying to descend on to very steep, craggy and difficult ground. Sadly, one of the party fell to his death. The rest of the group were helped down and the man’s body was recovered in a long and difficult operation in deteriorating weather conditions. On completing the Wansfell job, our other team members also helped at this incident, as did a Sea King from RAF Valley.
04 January 2013 19.00 hrs
The team was called to assist Cumbria Police with an incident just to the east of Kendal.