Callouts 2019

Callout 19-20 - 26th May 2019

The Team were called to two incidents at Great Dun Fell.

The first was called to assist Teesdale and Weardale Search and Rescue Team in the evacuation of an elderly male walker who got into difficulty whilst completing the Hadrian 100 Challenge event. The gentleman was treated for hypothermia by the Teesdale and Weardale team, along with another male who also required assistance.

Later on the same day, the Team was called out to assist a 34-year-old female cyclist who got into difficulty in the adverse weather conditions.

Callout 17 - 20th May 2019

The Team were called out to a 62 year old lady with a broken ankle in Gelt Woods near Brampton. The casualty was evacuated from the woods by stretcher carry and was transported by Land Rover to the land Ambulance crew.

The casualty was then taken by land Ambulance to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

Huge thank you to Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team for their assistance during this callout.


Callout 16 - 19th May 2019

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist in the evacuation of an unconscious casualty. The lady had fallen in the Garrigill area and sustained a head injury. The Team called in helimed to assist with the evacuation to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

Team Members: 14

With thanks to Great North Air Ambulance Service for their assistance!

Callout 15 - 14th April 2019

Twelve team members were called out to assist North West Ambulance Service to assist in the evacuation of an injured motor cross biker. The incident took place just outside Alston. The injured biker was transported by ambulance to The Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

Callout 14 - 30th March 2019

The Team were called to an incident on Loadpot Hill above Ullswater. A fell runner, taking part in an organised event, became unwell and Mountain Rescue assistance was requested.

The North West Air Ambulance attended the scene and the casualty was taken by air to Carlisle Infirmary.

Team Members: 20
Duration: 3.5 Hours

With thanks to North West Air Ambulance Charity and Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team for their support during this callout.

Callout 13 - 17th March 2019

2330hrs - The Team were called to assist a group of overdue walkers in Haweswater valley. Concern for the group had been raised after they had failed to arrive at their accommodation site.

Contact with the group was established by the Team. Due to the group's location, time of day, and the duration the group had been on the fells it was decided to send Team members to meet the group and escort them safely off the hill.

Team Members: 10 
Duration: 4 hours

Callout 12 - 16th March 2019

1800hrs - The Team were called to assist with the transfer of a patient to an ambulance in the Hallbankgate area. The heavy rain experienced throughout the day had swollen a beck just outside the property and had made the transfer to the ambulance more difficult.

Team Members: 12
Duration: 2 hours

Callout 8-11 - 10th March 2019

The Team was called to assist with an ambulance trying to get to Alston. On the way, we dealt with a car that had come off the road descending in the snow from Hartside. Once the ambulance was safely at Alston the team deployed to Hartside pass. Despite several road closures in place, the Team dealt with many motorists becoming stuck in the snow as they tried to negotiate the snowy conditions on the pass. 
The final incident involved two male walkers lost on Cross Fell, both of which were very cold and wet. Luckily they managed to stumble across a bothy called Greg's Hut just north of Cross Fell. Ten team members were then deployed to walk up to the Hut in blizzard conditions, to aid them. The two casualties were given warm clothing, warm drinks and food and then escorted off the fell through the blizzard.
The Team would like to take this opportunity to advise anyone heading out in the current conditions, to plan accordingly.

Callout 7 - 6th March 2019

Police contacted the Team to investigate a 999 call triangulated to Shap Fells. Team members were deployed and searched through the night.  No sign of the missing person.   

Team Members: 11
Rescuer Hours: 66 

Callout 6 - 2nd March 2019

The Team assisted NWAS with a vulnerable 31-year-old male, who required medical treatment on the bank side of the River Eden near Armathwaite. The Police also attended the incident. Team members assisted transportation up the steep bank to Helimed who evacuated the casualty.  

Team Members: 16
Rescuer Hours: 61.24

Callout 5 - 28th February 2019

The Team were called to a 23-year-old old male who was stuck in bog and sinking near Gilsland. The Team were stood down when it was confirmed the Fire service had taken the callout.   

Team Members: 1
Duration: 0.63 hours

Callout 4 - 13 February 2019

The Team responded to a report of a 66-year-old female who has fallen with an ankle injury near Pooley bridge. NWAS assist to transport the lady to a land ambulance.   

Team Members: 13
Rescuers Hours: 27.03

Callout 3 - 16th January 2019

Report of an unconscious male found on Dunmallard Hill, Pooley Bridge was handed over to the Team by Police. Patterdale Mountain Rescue assisted alongside NWAS and Helimed.

Team Members: 4
Rescuer Hours: 4.92

Callout 2 - 8th January 2019

Concern was raised when a rucksack was found with a note in it at Rampgill mine, Nenthead. The incident was passed to COMRU and resulted in a false alarm.

Callout 1 - 4th January 2019

The Team were called to assist Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team in search for a 69-year-old missing person around, Glasson, north of Carlisle. A total of 26 rescuers were involved in the search totalling 234 rescue hours. Unfortunately, the missing person has not been found. PolSA, Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Lake District Search Dogs Association also attended the search.

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