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Incidents 2017

(Note: incidents given with a number in brackets are officially reportable, while the others relate to standbys, event cover and incidents outside the team area at which team members were present)

(6) 26th March, 4 hours
8 members of the team responded after some walkers heard what they thought were calls for help in the Howgills. The callout came to KSMRT but was transferred to Kendal MRT as it was actually in their patch. Both teams searched the area but found no casualties. The calls heard may have been shepherds working on the hillside. The initial call to the police was made with good intent.

(5) 5th March, 6 hours
10 members of the team assisted Penrith with the overnight search for a missing person in the Castle Carrock area. The missing person turned up at home early in the morning.

(4) 21st February, 5 hours
Eight members of the team assisted Keswick MRT with the search for a couple lost overnight while walking on Scafell Pike. The team was deployed to the summit of Scafell Pike in an SAR helicopter but it was unable to land due to turbulent conditions. The couple were found safe and well on another part of the mountain. 

(3) 12th February, 4 hours
The team were called to the aid of a couple whose vehicle was stuck in a snow drift on Tailbridge. The couple were taken to an inn for an overnight stay and the following day the team returned to dig out their vehicle.

(2) 4th February, 4 hours
While supporting the Schools Inter-County Cross Country event at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School, team members dealt with four minor injuries, including one participant with mild hypothermia. All were treated on site and were able to go home without further medical treatment. Five team members took part.

(1) 8th January, 5 hours
Swaledale MRT asked the team to assist in the search for man missing after leaving Tan Hill Inn in the early hours of the morning. 7 members of the team with two Land Rovers responded. The missing person was located.

1st January, 4 hours
As is the tradition the team attended the New Year Nine Standards Fell Race. Over 15 members were on the fell, in Land Rovers, running, or walking to the summit with their families. The weather was fine and thankfully there were no incidents.

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