Callouts

8th November 2017 20:15 – Training Becomes a Callout

8th November 2017 20:15 – Training Becomes a Callout

The team were at base undergoing their annual BLS assessment when we were contacted by Cumbria Police with concerns over a missing vulnerable person. With the information that the person was highly likely to be in the Ghyll Head area we were able to quickly deploy search teams, including the two team searchdogs Cullin and Fern. At 23:00hrs Searchdog Cullin gave his handler (John D) an indication of a find. The casualty was found alive but suffering the effects of the cold and wet conditions. Once stabilised the casualty was stretchered out to an awaiting land ambulance. After conducting an on scene debrief the team were back at base to re pack kit at 00:45hrs.

3rd November 2017 11:10 – Head Injury on Hampsfell

3rd November 2017 11:10 – Head Injury on Hampsfell

Team called by NWAS. An elderly person had slipped and received a head injury whilst walking near the hospice monument on Hampsfell. We requested the assistance of neighbouring team Duddon and Furness MRT to help with the callout and subsequent stretcher carry. The casualty was treated on scene and stretchered down to an awaiting land… Continue Reading

15th October 2017 15:00 – Search in Wasdale

Kendal team, alongside all other LDSAMRA teams, received a request from Wasdale MRT to assist with an ongoing search in their area. Kendal team members deployed as directed by the search managers to conduct foot searches along specific routes. Search team returned to Kendal base at 02:45hrs 16/10/2017. It was with sadness that we heard… Continue Reading

13th October 2017 12:50 – Barbondale

13th October 2017 12:50 – Barbondale

Team contacted via NWAS, a walker had suffered a lower leg injury close to Eskholme Pike Cairn just outside Barbon. Team members treated the casualty, packaged them up and stretchered the casualty down to the awaiting land ambulance. Continue Reading

7th October 2017 10:40 – Search around Kendal

Team called by Cumbria Police to assist with the search for a missing member of the local community. With Assistance from Duddon & Furness MRT and search dogs Fern, Rona & Bracken from Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs we conducted searches of areas that the missing person enjoyed walking. It was with great sadness,… Continue Reading

3rd October 2017 11:45 – Ashtead Fell, Borrowdale

3rd October 2017 11:45 – Ashtead Fell, Borrowdale

Team called via Cumbria Police. A fell walker who was on Ashstead Fell in Borrowdale had slipped and suffered a lower leg injury. We chose to sled/backrope the casualty down Combs Hollow and transported the casualty in M1 to Hucks Bridge lay-by from where the casualty was transported to hospital by a family member. Continue Reading

23rd September 2017 18:32 – Sedbergh

23rd September 2017 18:32 – Sedbergh

Team called by NWAS. A walker had fallen an estimated 30-40ft down a steep embankment whilst walking along a path by Sedbergh Golf club and close to the River Dee. Injuries assessed and treated included Pelvic, Shoulder and Lower leg. These type of injuries meant a carefully planned vacuum mattress/stretcher extraction from a difficult location,… Continue Reading

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