We have responded to 15 callouts in 2017

Callout Map 2017

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Callouts

Incident 15 - 24th May 2017

10:30 Call from Police, Male reported lost on the descent from Cross Fell to Gregs Hut. Male had ascended Cross Fell from Gregs Hut but had become disorientated on the descent and could not find Gregs Hut or the path down. The team attempted to locate the male using Sarloc but there was no data signal to send the position. While walking up and down a fence line, the misper spotted Gregs Hut while the team were assembling at base. He reported himself as back on track and walked off the fell back to Garigill. 7 team members for 45 mins.

Incident 14 - 14th May 2017

14:39 - NWAS requested assistance to help extract a female who had fallen down a steep bank and who was hanging onto a tree to prevent a further fall. Initially 2 team members attended direct and secured the casualty until further assistance was available. Cumbria Fire and Rescue crew were also in attendance and were able to provide additional rope access to haul the casualty to safety. She was treated at the scene by the ambulance crew and stretchered to their vehicle by addition Penrith team members. This was a great example of interagency working. 7 team members for 2 hours.

Incident 13 - 7th May 2017

15:20 Whilst on training, a team member slipped and injured her lower leg in Swarthbeck Gill. She was evacuated by the Team and was transported by Coastguard helicopter, who had been assisting Patterdale on callout 12, to hospital. 16 Team members for 1 hour.

Incident 12 - 7th May 2017

12:20 Patterdale assist with a female who fell 30ft from Striding Edge suffering multiple injuries. The casualty was treated on scene before being winched into the Coastguard Rescue helicopter and taken to Patterdale Playing Field for transfer to the Air Ambulance and onward transmission to hospital. 12 team members for 3 hours.

Incident 11 - 1st May 2017

14:02 Rescue, the team were asked to assist NWAS and GNAAS with access and egress of an injured female after a car accident. On attending the car was part of an organised Trials Car Club event and the car had over turned throwing the driver and passenger from the vehicle. The passenger was moved to a land ambulance and the driver stretchered to the waiting air ambulance. 16 team members for 1.5 hours.

Incident 10 - 17th April 2017

16:04 Patterdale Assist with a 50 year old male who had fallen on the path and fractured his ankle near Dowthwaite Head. He was initially treated and evacuated by fellow walkers before the Team were called to assist Patterdale. He was then treated by a Patterdale Team Doctor and stretchered from the fell before before being transfered to hospital in one of our Land Rovers. 7 Penrith Team Members for 2.4 hours

Incident 9 - 11th April 2017

12:56 Rescue: Lone french female walker (22), suffering from hypothermia and struggling in high winds, activated her 'Personnel locator Beacon' and SOS messaged was routed by Houston, Texas to Cumbria Police. The Team responded with 2 vehicles sent to Great Dunn Fell. The casualty was found on Little Dunn Fell. A passing walker had managed to reassure her, warm her up and was escorting her towards safety. The Team checked her over, provided her with a hot drink and transported her to her accomodation in Dufton. 10 Penrith MRT members for 3 hours.

Incident 8 - 25th March 2017

18:25 Call from Police, female lost between Great Dunn Fell and Cow Green reservoir. Team leader sent a Sarloc link and managed to contact the female via mobile phone. Fortunately, they had managed to relocate themselves and contacted the team when they were safely off the fell. 2 Team members for 2 hours.

Incident 7 - 6th March 2017

15:14 Patterdale assist with a 60yr old female with a possible broken ankle on Gow Barrow Fell. Casualty was stretchered off the hill. 10 Penrith members for ~2 hours.

Incident 6 - 5th March 2017

21:00 Search for a vulnerable male in the Castle Carrock area. The Team assisted the Police in searching rough terrain. Kirkby Stephen MRT also assisted. Fortunately the missing person turned up safe next morning. 15 Penrith members for 5.5 hours.

Incident 5 - 4th March 2017

12:25 Search for a vulnerable 51 male missing from his home in Carlisle. He had been missing for ~24 hours. The Team searched farmland either side of the Brisco road. Fortunately, the missing male was found alive near the M6 around 8pm. He was evacuated by stretcher to the road and then transported by Team landrover to CIC. 20 Penrith members were involved for 8 hours.

Incident 4 - 22 February 2017

07:15 Keswick assist in searching for a couple who had not returned to their hotel after setting of for Scafell Pike yesterday. In all, 70+ MR members involved in total. They were found safe and well (but cold) after spending the night in a bivvy bag. 10 Penrith members for 7 hours.

Incident 3 - 12 February 2017

19:39 Rescue call, stranded car with 3 occupants, was stuck in snow on Hartside. A team landrover with 4 team members on board managed to free the vehicle. 11 further team members were on standby in case the situation escalated. Duration 1.5 hours.

Incident 2 - 10 February 2017

08:38 Keswick assist. Request by police to search for a missing male (50's) near Stonethwaite campsite, Borrowdale. 11 Penrith MRT members were involved for ~5 hours.

Incident 1 - 19 January 2017

10:06 Rescue - Injured male runner (40's) on Spine race, he was located at Greg's hut, and unable to continue with the race. Fortunately, the event organsers managed to evacuate the competitor whilst members of the team were enroute. 5 Penrith MRT members for 1 hour.

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