Mountain rescue team attends three callouts and an emergency signal over the weekend (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Mountain rescue team attends three callouts and an emergency signal over the weekend
11:24am Monday 7th April 2014 in News
IT was a busy weekend for Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) with three almost simultaneous callouts on Saturday.
A 17-year-old girl injured her knee in Far Easedale, near Grasmere, and was unable to continue her walk.
Kendal MRT were called to assist as the team had a simultaneous callout to Stickle Tarn.
The girl was treated at the scene and then stretchered off the fell.
The Stickle Tarn callout involved a man who was suffering an episode of blurred vision and slurred speech.
While en route team members were told his friends had managed to get him down the valley and only an ambulance was required.
The air ambulance had previously turned back due to poor weather.
Twenty minutes later the team received a call from two young men who had got lost near Bow Fell summit.
A LAMRT spokesperson said: “It’s not certain that they were where they thought they were, but we did our best to give them direction and get them moving in the right direction during the remaining daylight.
“We failed and lost contact for several hours, and were just about to scale up the search, with team members returning from Grasmere, when we were told that they had found their way to Brotherilkeld.”
On Sunday the team were alerted at 3.20pm when an emergency signal was sent from a satellite device in the Rossett Krag area.
The portable SPOT device transmits an SOS signal to orbiting satellites – they are increasingly used in activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
A team member said: “The Aeronautical Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Kinloss made initial inquiries as to the nature of the problem but were unable to get much useful information.
“On the basis that the most likely users of this device were a group of young people the team was called to investigate.”
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