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No.DateIncident
11 JanTeam members travelled to the Cross Fell, Pennines, area to assist with a mutli-agency search for an overdue fell runner.The body of the fell runner was found later in the day, sadly deceased.
26 JanA walker fell during a descent from High Crag, Buttermere. Team members assisted the casualty back to the summit of High Crag. SAR helicopter R912, from Humberside, flew the casualty, team members and equipment down to Gatesgarth Farm and the casualty was reunited with a family member for onward transport.
312 JanA party of three requested assistance after the carbon monoxide detector at the bothy they were visiting went off. Team members assessed them, assisted them off the hill and provided a lift back to Cockermouth for onward transport.
414 JanIn the early afternoon, a walker reported a paragliding canopy stuck in the woods above Buttermere. Team Leaders made enquiries and established that the siting was of a canopy that has long been stuck in the trees and already known. No further action was taken.
529 JanA walker slipped near the summit of Wandope, suffering a painful ankle injury. Team members treated the injury and SAR helicopter R199 attended from Prestwick. The casualty was flown to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
630 JanShouts for help and dogs barking were reported on Red Pike, Buttermere. Team Leaders made enquiries and established that trail hounds were in the area, the shouts and barking subsided, and no further action was taken.

No.DateIncident
17 JanCumbria Police received an emergency call from near the summit of Hopegill Head, Lorton. Team members went to the location but nothing was found. The owner of the phone that had made the call then made contact to say that he was safe and well and off the fell.
228 JanThe Team were called when three dogs fell on Eagle Crag, Buttermere. Two had fallen about 15m and the other the full height of the crag, approximately 100m. Whilst the Team made their way to the location, the two near the top were assisted back to the top of the crag by some climbers who had been climbing on nearby crags, and the other dog was walked down to Gatesgarth Farm by some passing climbers. The dogs were then checked over by a local vet.
34 FebThe team were called by a university mountaineering club who were concerned for one of their a members who had gone for a walk in the Honister area and hadn't returned to her car. The team were deploying when the missing person contacted her friends to say that she was down safely and back at her car.
413 FebA walker became cragfast whilst trying to retrieve a dropped rucksac on Angler's Crag, Ennerdale. Team members made their way to his location, helped him back to the path and retrieved his rucksac. The walkers were escorted to a safe location further along the path and continued their walk around the lake.
520 FebTwo University students were reported overdue on an expedition in the Ennerdale Valley. With assistance from the warden at Low Gillerthwaite Field Study Centre, they were located bivvying near Black Sail Youth Hostel, then taken back to Gillerthwaite to meet up with the informant.
621 FebThe Team assisted in a search for a 34-year old male, who had called for assistance whilst walking up Great End on 20th February. He had not been found during an overnight search so teams from all around the LDSAMRA region combined forces to search for him on 21st. He was found in the afternoon, cold and injured and was evacuated by stretcher to a NWAS road ambulance.
718 MarTeam leaders were contacted by Cumbria Police when a walker reported having spoken to another walker who had become separated from his walking partner. The missing walker had been heading to the Dubs Hut, Buttermere so a limited number of team members went there and located the missing walker safe and well.
818 MarWhilst investigating the missing walker (callout 7) team leaders received a further call regarding a missing female fell runner. She had made her way to Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere and was located by team members visiting the Dubs Hut, and was safe and well.
923 MarThe Team were called when a young male suffered a painfall tumbling fall near Grisdedale Pike summit, in cool, windy conditions. The Great North Air Ambulance was unable to attend due to the high winds, but asistance from Keswick MRT and SAR helicopter Rescue 936 were appreciated. The teams made their way to the casualty's location, treated his injuries and carried him a short distance to the helicopter, from where he was flown to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
1027 MarWasdale MRT requested assistance with a search for a 76-year old male, overdue on a walk over Pillar. Whilst search areas were being planned and team members were readying themselves, the walker turned up safe and well back at his car.
1131 MarKeswick MRT requested assistance with evacuating a fallen female walker on Barf. Team members made their way to the location; fortunately SAR helicopter R936 managed to attend the incident, winched the injured walker on board and flew her to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlise.
121 AprAt the request of Cumbria Police, the Team assisted in a multi-agency search for a missing person in the Ennerdale Valley.
132 AprThe Team were called when a 75-year old male fell from a stile, injuring his leg, a short distance up the Cocker riverside path above Cockermouth. Team members went to his location, treated his injuries and stretchered him to a waiting NWAS road ambulance at Double Mills from where he was taken to West Cumbria Hospital, Whitehaven.
143 AprA walker fell from the path above Scale Force, Buttermere, into the ravine, sustaining head, rib and hand injuries. Team members, supported by the crew from GNAA H58, went to his location and treated his injuries. He was carried a short distance by stretcher and SAR helicopter R936 winched him on board and flew him to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
154 AprA 45-year old female injured her ankle whilst walking between Brandreth and Green Gable. Team members made their way to her location, treated her injury, and stetchered her to the Drum House Honister. Several Keswick MRT members assisted once they had completed another callout on nearby Grey Knotts. She was driven in a Team vehicle to Honister Mine and continued her journey to hospital with her partner in their vehicle.
169 AprTwo climbers became stuck whilst abseiling off Pillar Rock due to their ropes becoming jammed. Team members went to their location, freed their ropes and assisted them back down to the Green Ledge.
1710 AprTwo walkers on the Coast to Coast became disorientated near Brandreth. Team members determined their location using PhoneFine, went to them and assisted them to Honister Mine.
1812 AprKeswick MRT requested assistance with evacauting a casualty from Glaramara. CMRT responded and started making their way up the hill towards the casualty site. Keswick team members determined that the casualty was able to walk and CMRT members were stood down.
1919 AprThe team were called when a 74-year old male, walking the Coast-to-Coast walk with 2 friends, fell at the top of Loft Beck, Ennerdale, sustaining head lacerations. Team members made their way to his location, treated his injuries and stretchered him to Honister. He was met by a NWAS road ambulance there and received further treatment at Penrith Hospital.
2021 MayA male, walking around Ennerdale Lake, became disorientated and asked for assistance as darkness fell. Team members determined his location from the information given, located him and took him back to his car at Bleach Green.
2122 MayA male walker fell on the Haystacks side of Scarth Gap, Buttermere, sustaining a broken arm. Due to an associated loss of sensation a SAR helicopter was requested and R936 attended from Caernarfon. Team members treated the casualty, who was then taken by helicopter to Barrow in Furness Hospital.
2223 MayThree Team members heading to climb on Pillar Rock came across two exhausted walkers in steep terrain near the West Waterfall. They escorted them back to the forest roads and a Team vehicle attended from Cockermouth to transfer them back to their own car at Bowness Knott.
2326 MayCockermouth MRT was asked to provide a swiftwater rescue team for a river search in Carlisle. A team assembled and made their way to Carlisle but were not eventually required for the evening taskings.
2427 MayA 49-year old female suffered a serious leg injury after falling on Darling Fell, Loweswater. Team members made their way to her location and treated her injury and NWAA H08 attended from Blackpool. She was then flown to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle.
2527 MayA 27-year old male was reported missing between High Crag and Buttermere Lake. Both he and his friend who reported him missing were planning to spend the night at Dubs Hut. A small number of Team members made their way to Gatesgarth and gave the missing person's friend a lift back to the Dubs Hut, where the missing person was found safe and well. With all re-united, no further action was required.
2629 MayA 34-year old female became cragfast below Lorton Gully on Grasmoor. Team members made their way to her location and assisted her back down to Lanthwaite Green.
271 JunA female visiting the Warnscale infinity pool fell and injured her ankle. Team members went to her location, treated the injury and stretchered her to a NWAS road ambulance at Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere. She was then taken to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle.
281 JunWhilst returning from the previous callout, Team Leaders were contacted regarding a female having a panic attack near Red Pike summit. Other walkers were able to provide reassurance and assistance and she was able to descend from Red Pike with no further help from the Team.
292 JunA 16-year old female injured her ankle on the Sale Beck, Buttermere, path. Team member made their way to her location and treated her injury. SAR helicopter R936 attended and winched her on board then flew her to Blackpool Hospital for treatment.
302 JunThe Team received a request to assist an injured paraglider pilot on Burnbank Fell. They made their way to his location and assisted him into GNAAS H63, which flew him to his companion's car for transfer to hospital.
313 JunLate in the evening, Keswick MRT requested assistance with evacuating an injured female from near Sprinkling Tarn. Five team members made their way round to Seathwaite and assisted with carrying the stretcher.
3210 JunA runner on the Ennderdale Fell Race suffered exhaustion and chest pain towards the end of the race, near Boathow Crag, Ennerdale. Team members made their way to his location and Air Ambulance NWAA H08 landed nearby. He as assessed, assisted to the air ambulance and flow to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven for further checks.
3313 JunNWAS asked for assistance with carrying an 87-year old male with a hip injury across rough ground near Crofton Lake, Thursby. Eight team members made their way to the scene, packaged him and carried him to the waiting NWAS road ambulance for transfer to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisls.
3415 JunA 60-year old male suffered a painful knee injury during an orienteering event on Ling Fell, Embleton. Team members went to his location, treated his injury and stretchered him to a NWAS ambulance at Embleton for transfer to hospital.
3517 JunA 44-year old female fell 3m whilst scrambling in Lorton Gully, Grasmoor, sustaining elbow, hip and potential back injuries. Team members, along with colleagues from Keswick MRT, made their way to her location. They treated her injuries, packaged her for evacuation and SAR helicopter R936 winched her from the scene and flew her to Preston Hospital for futher treatment.
3617 JunAn 87-year old female tripped and fell in Sainsburys car park. Three team members assessed her and provided reassurance that she was fine to go back to her own home and a passer-by provided a lift.
3722 JunThe Team were called to assisted Cumbria Police with a search for a missing elderly male near Pica. As a plan was being developed he was located in Cleator Moor and no futher action was taken.
3824 JunA 19-year old male spilled hot water on his feet whilst wild-camping near the summit of Seat, Buttermere and requested assistance. Team members went to his location, assessed his injuries and requested that he be airlifted to hospital. SAR helicopter R936 attended from Caenarfon and flew him to Barrow Hospital.
3925 JunTeam leaders were contacted by NWAS following a call for assistance from a 60-year old female, fallen with a head injury, near Ennerdale Lake. It was determined that a road ambulance could drive to her location and no further action was taken by the team.
4027 JunCumbria Police requested assistance with searching for a missing person near Ennerdale Bridge. As the Team was mobilising she was found by Police Officers and no further assistance was needed from the Team.
4129 JunA 65-year old male was taken ill between Robinson and Hindscarth. Due to the nature of the illness, air support was requested and SAR helcopter R199 attended from Prestwick. The casualty was assisted into the aircraft and flown to Cumberland Infirmary Carilsle for further treatment.
421 JulThe Team were called when a walker suffered a cardiac arrest near Beck Head, Ennerdale. Wasdale and Cockermouth MRT members made their way to the scene and GNAA H58 also attended. Unfortunately the casualty could not be revived and was declared deceased at the scene. H58 flew the casualty down into the Wasdale valley and the rest of the party were supported to walk off the fell.
439 JulThe Team were called to assist a 45-year old male casualty who had had a seizure in Burtness Wood, Buttermere. Team members made their way to his location and assisted him to a waiting NWAS road ambulance in Buttermere village.
4410 JulKeswick MRT requested assistance with dealing with a number of issues, including hypothermia, asthma and an injured knee, affecting a party of walkers between Robinson and Hindscarth. Team members made their way to the party's location and SAR helicopter R936 attended from Caernarfon. The party were flown down Buttermere village where a NWAS road ambulance crew provided further treatement for the asthmatic casualty.
4515 JulTeam Leaders were contacted by Cumbria Police regarding provision of a trailing search dog for a search in the Abbeytown area. Team Leaders made contact with an appropriate dog handler.
4627 JulA female walker became cragfast on the front of Grassmoor, near to Lorton Gully. Team members made their way to her location and assisted her back down to Lanthwaite Green.
4727 JulA female lost her footing on a walk near Lowca and fell down some rocks sustaining painful injuries. Team members made their way to her location, treated her injuries and stretchered her to a NWAS road ambulance at Lowca Rugby Club.
481 AugCMRT assisted with a multi-agency search of Ennerdale in a search for a missing person. He was located and walked back to Bowness Knott.
491 AugTeam Leaders were contacted by a B&B owner in Borrowdale when four American guests walking the Coast-to-Coast walk failed to turn up on their walk from Ennerdale. Whilst starting to make enquiries it was reported that they had arrived fit and well.
501 AugA party of three walkers were reported overdue from a walk up Pillar. Team members made their way into the Ennerdale Valley and located the walkers on the main track near Gillerthwaite. They were given a lift back to Bowness Knott.
515 AugA member of the public came across an unwell walker on the path behind Buttermere Lake and called the team for assistance. The caller had camped out overnight on the fell but become unwell and was struggling to make progress walking. Team member went to his location and assisted him to Gatesgarth Farm, from where he was given a lift to the campsite at Buttermere.
525 AugA walker was reported overdue on a walk from Buttermere into Borrowdale, featuring an overnight in the fells. Enquiries confirmed that this was the same person who had been rescued earlier in the day and that he was at the Buttermere campsite.
538 AugThe Team were called when an 18-year old female sustained a painful ankle injury near Banna Fell. She was treated at the scene and stetchered back to Whins, where she was handed over to a NWAS road ambulance.
548 AugThe Team were asked to search for a large group lost on a long walk in the Ennerdale Valley. They were located at the east end of the lake and given lifts back to their minibuses at Bowness Knott.
5515 AugShortly before midnight, NWAS asked for assistance with carrying a 41-year old male with an ankle injury a short distance across rough ground near Workington. Whilst team members were coming to base, it was reported that the Team were no longer required so the Team was stood down.
5616 AugTeam leaders received a report from NWAS of a fallen paraglider near Striddle Crag, Buttermere. Less than two minutes later they received an update that the paraglider was fine and no further action was taken.
5719 AugTeam members, including Swiftwater Rescue Technicians, joined a multi-agency response to a call to assist several males with a kayak on Ennerdale Water, with one reported as having difficulties in the water. On arrival it was found that the kayakers had been blown to shore and were being checked over by a NWAS ambulance crew, so the Team returned to Cockermouth.
5829 AugTeam leaders received a call for assistance from a male walker in the Ennerdale valley. With limited information a vehicle was sent to find out more and team leaders made further enquiries by phone. It was determined that he had injured his knee on Kirk Fell but had managed to limp to Black Sail Youth Hostel and arrange a taxi from there, so the team were stood down and no further action was taken.
5931 AugA 77-year old male took a tumbling fall a few metres down scree on Gamlin End, High Crag, Buttermere. He suffered a deep laceration to his head. Team members went to his location, treated his injury and packaged him for a short transfer to a landing site and a flight with SAR helicopter R199 to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle. His companions were accompanied off the hill and given a lift in a team vehicle to their accomodation in Borrowdale.
602 SepA 50-year old male was taken ill near the summit of Little Scoat Fell, Ennerdale, with dizzyness and vomiting. Due to the potential seriousness of the illness and the remote location, air support was requested and SAR helicopter R199 arrived on scene as team members were arriving. The casualty was moved into the helicopter and flown to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle for futher treatment.
613 SepA female suffered a possible broken ankle near Buttermere village, too far from the road for an ambulance to attend. Team members at the nearby Loweswater Show made their way to the location and assisted her to her vehicle so that she could get to Penrith Hospital.
624 SepDuring the Team's September business meeting, a call came in to assist a male with an ankle injury near the Buttermere infinity pool in Warnscale. Team members went to his location, treated him and took him (and his dog) to Keswick for collection by a family member.
635 SepNWAS asked for assistance with evacuating a 29-year old male with a leg injury from Moss Bay shoreline, Workington. Six team members made their way to the scene, packaged him and carried him, with assistance from Coastguard volunteers, to the waiting NWAS road ambulance for transport to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.
6413 SepA 72-year old female fell and suffered leg injuries near Beck Head, Ennderdale. Team members made their way to her location, treated her injuries, and stretchered her a short distance to Beck Head Tarn where SAR helicopter R199 was able to land. She was flown from there to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.
6517 SepA 39-year old female injured her ankle whilst descending from Haycock over Tewitt How, Ennerdale. Team members went to her location, treated her and stretchered her back down into Ennerdale valley, before driving her to Bowness Knott. There she was handed over to a NWAS road ambulance for onward transport to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.
6625 SepTeam leaders received a request from Cumbria Police for mountain rescue search dogs to join a search for a missing person in the team's area. The missing person was found in Cockermouth Main Street.
6729 SepTwo scramblers reported themselves stuck on top of Pillar Rock, not injured but unable to descend. Team members ascended to their location via Slab and Notch, lowered them into Jordan Gap and accompanied them back to team vehicles in the Ennerdale valley then provided a lift to accomodation in Ennerdale Bridge.
682 OctA family group were reported overdue on a walk over Haystacks, after darkness had fallen. Tean members commenced a search and they were rapidly located in Warnscale, Buttermere under Haystacks Crags. They were escorted to Gatesgarth, checked over, and made their own way to Ambleside.
696 OctA 69-year old male was reported overdue on the Coast to Coast walk. Last contact from him had been received on the evening of 3rd, generating potentially a large seach area. A search was planned involving several Lake District teams. Fortunately he was rapidly located near Loft Beck, Ennerdale, safe and well in his tent, waiting for water levels to fall. From there, he made his way back to Black Sail Youth Hostel.
7010 OctTeam members assisted Wasdale MRT with a search for a missing female, who was located on forest tracks in Ennerdale. From there she was given a lift to Wasdale MRT's base.
7115 OctWhilst the Team were training on Melbreak, team leaders were contacted when NWAS requested assistance at Grune Point, Silloth, for a walker who had banged their head and injured their leg. The callout was passed to Maryport Inshore Rescue and Silloth Coastguard, who assisted with evacuating the casualty to a NWAS ambulance.
7223 OctPenrith MRT requested assistance with a search for a missing person known to have entered the River Eden. Swiftwater rescue technicians travelled to Carlisle and assisted throughout the day. The missing person was located on 25/10.
7323 OctAt the request of Glencoe Moutain Rescue Team, members of Lake District Teams with drone skills, including two Cockermouth MRT team members, assisted with an ongoing search in Glen Etive. The missing person was located by the drone team on 24/10.
7424 OctA 66-year old male collapsed near Third Ghyll, Buttermere. Team members made their way to his location, and assessed his condition. He was then winched on board SAR helicopter R199 and flown to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle for further treatment.
7524 OctCumbria Police requested assistance with searching for a missing person near Carlisle. Search dogs were sent out in the evening, and the drone team went out on the morning of 25/10 to assist with the search.
7626 OctA 14-year old female became unwell whilst walking with her family, near the summit of High Stile. Team members made their way to her location and SAR helicopter R199 also attended. The family were flown back down into the Butteremere Valley and the casualty was flown to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.
7728 OctTeam leaders were contacted when a male jumped into a river at Maryport. SRTs were called but Police Officers pulled the injured man from the river minutes later and no further action was required from the team.
7829 OctA 63-year old male suffered a knee injury on Haystacks, Buttermere making it impossible for him to continue walking. Team members made their way to his location, splinted his leg and lowered him to Scarth Gap. From there, GNAAS helicopter H58 flew him to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle for futher treatement.
795 NovA male walker injured his ankle above Beck Head, high on Great Gable. Team vehicles were taken to the Drum House, Honister, and team members made their way to his location via Moses Trod. He was treated then carried back to the Drum House and handed over to his friends to take to hospital for further treatment.
807 NovPenrith MRT requested assistance with a search for a missing person believed to have entered the River Caldew. Swiftwater rescue technicians travelled to Carlisle and to assist with a search then were stood down and returned to base in Cockermouth.
8112 NovTeam Leaders were contacted when two kayakers were reported as in distress having fallen into Crummock Lake near Hause Point. Several other agencies, including Fire, Ambulance, Police and Coastguard responded, as did other water users. The Team were promptly stood down when the kayakers were assisted from the water.
8212 NovMinutes after receiving the call to the kayakers, Team Leaders were contacted regarding a 71-year old female who had suffered an ankle injury on Green Gable. Two team members were nearby so made their way to the location. One walked the rest of the party back to Honister Mine whilst the other remained with the casualty and her husband. Team members made their way to the casualty. On their arrival, she was splinted and carried by stretcher to the Drum House, Honister. From there she was driven down the mine track to Honister and travelled to hospital with her own party.
8312 NovWhilst returning to vehicles at the end of the previous callout, Team members were approached regarding a walker nearby who had fallen and broken their arm. The casualty was walked back to Team vehicles at the Drum House and driven down to Honister Mine, for onward transport to hospital by family members in their own car.
8412 NovMeanwhile, during the Remembrance Service at the Cockermouth cenotaph, immediately outside CMRT base, a teenager collapsed. He was given first aid by team members then passed into the care of his parents.
8512 NovTwo Team members travelled to Dumfries and Galloway to assist with a drone search for a missing person.
8618 NovA party of five female walkers requested assistance when poor weather overwhelmed them on Grisedale Pike. The Team Leader made contact with them, provided reassurance and encouraged them to start walking down towards a MRT party heading up from Sanderson Gill. They soon met up and were escorted back to their vehicles.
8718 NovThe Team were called to assist a 60-year old male mountain biker, above Lingy Bank, Borrowdale, who had fallen from his bike in to a stream and sustained a painful arm injury. They made their way to his location, provided pain relief and stretchered him to the valley for handover to a NWAS road ambulance.
8821 NovA male walker in his 70s fell and sustained injuries to his head near Darling How, Whinlatter. Team members made their way to his location, treated him, and stretchered him a short distance to a NWAS road ambulance. He was then taken to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.
8924 NovA female walker in her 70s suffered a leg injury near the summit of Haystacks, Buttermere. Team members made their way to her location and treated her injury, then stretchered her, with asistance from Keswick MRT members, back to vehicles at the Drum House, Honister. She was then given a lift back to her car in Buttermere to be taken to hospital by her partner.
9025 NovA 79-year old female walker slipped on the icy path behind Crummock Water, suffering ankle and wrist injuries. Team members made their way to her and treated her injuries. North West Air Ambulance H08 flew to a landing site near the casualty the flew her to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle for further treatment.
912 DecCockermouth MRT members assisted with the co-ordination of LDSAMRA's response when a major incident was declared in Cumbria following a snowfall event.
922 DecKeswick MRT received reports of a 23-year old male becoming unwell, whilst camping near Sprinkling Tarn. With limited numbers avaialble, assistance from Cockermouth MRT was requested and 8 Team Members made their way to Seathwaite to join the KMRT party on the hill. On arrival at Sprinkling Tarn it was determined that the male was now well and remained in his tent overnight
933 DecTeam Leaders were contacted by Wasdale MRT regarding an overdue party, who had parked at Gatesgarth, Buttermere to visit Scafell Pike on 2nd December. It was thought that they had overnighted in a bothy away from mobile signal, and further enquiries by Cumbria Police determined that they were safe but had been out of mobile signal. No further action was taken.
949 DecTwo walkers reported themselves stuck on Whoap due to darkness and poor weather. Team members went to their location and assisted them off the fell, then reunited them with a third member of their party on the Cold Fell Road.