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Incidents 2006
 

November 23rd 2006. Cat Bells area near Keswick
Called out to help Keswick MRT with search for a man missing overnight in the Cat Bells area. Keswick. A man (63 yrs) failed to return from a walk over Cat Bells and then back to his holiday lodge. He had a background of medical problems and the weather was not friendly, so a massive search lasting 22 hours was mounted involving, at its peak, over 90 searchers from 7 mountain rescue teams, 3 search dog organisations and a RAF rescue helicopter using infrared thermal imaging. The man's body, guarded by his labrador dog, was discovered on the second day, by passing walkers, well out of the expected search area near the head of the Newlands Valley.

October 22nd 2006. Mallerstang
Report of smoke flare on fellside. Having regard to the prevailing weather conditions (strong winds following heavy rain) Team Leader, after discussion with Deputy, decided that the most likely explanation was a spray plume blown out of a stream. Concerned resident informed.

October 8th 2006. Barras to Tan Hill Road
A car belonging to a missing man from Barnard Castle was found by police. Team called in to search nearby woodland and fields. Conditions were poor. Search continued all of the following day with the help of Teesdale & Weardale and Swaledale teams, search dogs and police helicopter. When nothing was found, the police requested a further search on 18 October. NESRA teams, search dogs and police helicopter were again called in to assist, involving a total of over eighty personnel. The body of the missing man was recovered from woodland during that afternoon.

September 30th 2006. Mallerstang
A 21 year old man was reported overdue from a fell walk but reappeared prior to team deployment.

September 23rd 2006. Garsdale
A 58 year old man out walking on steep hillside suffered a fatal heart attack. The team was called out by the ambulance service to recover the body.

September 20th 2006. North Stainmore
A man out fell walking with his wife suffered a fatal heart attack. The team was called to assist the ambulance service in removing the body.

August 20th 2006. Smardale
A 66 year old man attending a Wildlife Trust open day experienced chest pain. He had a history of heart attack and angina. Drug and oxygen therapy were administered and the casualty recovered sufficiently for his companion to drive him home.

August 12th 2006. Brampton, Carlisle
Team called to assist Penrith team in a major search over three days for a missing 75 year old Alzheimer's sufferer, who had not returned from his regular walk. Missing man found Monday 14 August by a member of the public.

August 7th 2006. Warcop
Army cadet reported to be having a serious asthma attack. Team called to assist ambulance service. Army medic was on the scene before team members arrived and decided the individual was in fact having a panic attack. Team member drove casualty to ambulance.

June 13th 2006. Ash Fell
An 83 year old man walking the Coast to Coast route had become separated from his son. When the man was very overdue the team was called out to search for him, during the course of which the man was reported safe and sound in Kirkby Stephen.

June 4th 2006. Great Bell, near Dalefoot
24 year old male participant in Kirkby Stephen Yomp had not been seen at a checkpoint and had reportedly been seen well off course acting strangely. Team members assembled to carry out a search when the man was found further along the Yomp route, having missed the checkpoint.

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