The team leader was called to rescue a male walker in his late sixties who had collapsed near the summit of Kirk Fell. Around 20 team members were involved in the subsequent rescue and due to the potential seriousness of the incident (suspect heart failure), an RAF helicopter was requested. The helicopter from RAF Valley, North Wales was scrambled and arrived at the same time as the first team members. Casualty care was quickly given and the man immediately airlifted to West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. Final diagnosis at hospital not yet known. Millforge, the rescue base at Gosforth was closed at 1630 hrs.
Incident started at 12:45 and ended at 16:30 making 3.8 hrs in total.