54 in 2004
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The team were called out by the police to rescue an injured person on Yewbarrow. The casualty was a male walker/ scrambler in his mid to late 20’s. The alarm had been raised by his two friends. The group had set off in the early evening from Overbeck car park to go up the fell and climb Yewbarrow. One of the parties had fallen and was injured. The team commenced a search of the mountain to locate the injured person via two dog teams. A search helicopter was requested in case the location was incorrect. This was done to reduce the search time in any new location. The police helicopter was scrambled but before it was airborne, one of the team’s search dogs found the unconscious man at the foot of Bell Rib, a large buttress on the southern end of Yewbarrow. He had taken a major tumble fall and did not survive. The casualty was carried down the mountain by stretcher to the ambulance at the road-head. The rescue was concluded at 0630 hrs.

Incident started at 01:26 and ended at 06:30 making 5.1 hrs in total.