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Incidents 2020

(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)

(8) 15th March, 3 hours
The team was called to search for a missing person on the Tommy Road near Ravenstonedale. The person was located and treated for cardiac arrest before evacuation by helicopter.

(7) 13th March, 2 hours
Seven members of the team responded to a request for assistance by Kendal MRT to help evacuate a female walker near Sedbergh with an ankle injury. She was stretchered off the hill and handed over to an NWAS ambulance.

(6) 19th February, 2 hours
The team was called to a female walker in her 20s lost in poor visibility on Nine Standards. 8 team members responded. Two Land Rovers were able to drive on a shooters track to near her location and she was taken to her car in Kirkby Stephen.

(5) 15th February, 30 mins
NWAS asked the team to help an ambulance with a patient stuck in flood water near Great Musgrave. 2 Swift Water Technicians from the team responded along with a team of six from Penrith MRT. The ambulance crew were able to extricate themselves and were guided by phone onto a safer route.

(4) 14th February, 1.5 hours
The team was asked by Penrith MRT to assist in the search for a missing person near Langwathby. 7 team members responded but were stood down en route.

(3) 21st January, 30 mins
The team was asked by NWAS to assist with a 16 year old female with a leg injury near Sedbergh. 10 members responded with one nearby going to the casualty site direct. The ambulance crew were able to evacuate the casualty and team was stood down.

(2) 20th January, 1 hour
The team was asked by NWAS to help with a patient in a remote location. One member attended but the team was stood down as the ambulance crew were able to extract the patient unaided.

(1) 15th January, 6 hours
Five members responded to a request for assistance by Penrith MRT who were called to a fell runner on the Montane Spine Race stuck on a ledge at High Cup Nick. She was recovered into the valley and taken to the race control at Dufton.









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