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Message posted by Mrs. Bonce16/2/2021 at 2:14pm
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On the news today, Chris fell and was seriously injured whilst trying to rescue 2 men who were CAMPING at the Kirkstone pass. Words fail me. Anyway, there are various pages accepting donations.

Message posted by SGThomas16/2/2021 at 3:15pm
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The link for donations

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Thank you for posting this Mrs Bonce, and to SG for the link.

This man needs our support, without the efforts of these committed and dedicated individuals, more people would die on our Mountains and Moorlands. Lets hope Chris makes a decent recovery from his injuries, good luck to him.

As for the law breaking fools............Better not!

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It happened on Feb 6 but it looks like the poor guy will never walk again which is tragic. I think though much of volunteer mountain rescue teams work is saving people from their own utter stupidity.

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It also needs to remembered whilst they are known as Mountain Rescue, in remote areas they are also community first aid responders.

When a friend who lived in the Lakes suffered at heart attack in his mid 50s the first person on scene was a Mountain Rescue volunteer who lived in the next village, he gave CPR for almost half an hour until the paramedic arrived.

Sadly my friend didn't survive, but the Mountain Rescue responder sent a condolence card and a few months later called by to see how his wife was. She couldn't remember him or what he had done due to the shock of the event, but was so grateful for all he had done and wasn't aware of this role that some members sign up to.

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The campers were fined £200 each because their trip wasn’t essential. One called for rescue because he had chest pains. The volunteer fell & broke his back & it’s likely he’ll be in a wheelchair now: life changing injuries indeed. But he asked how the person with the chest pains was.
These won’t be the only people camping, it only came to light because one needed help & even then, it only made the news because a volunteer was badly injured. I expect the man who had the chest pains will never forgive himself. Add the families and there are many casualties from this very sad event.

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Quote: Originally posted by Fiona W on 16/2/2021
The campers were fined £200 each because their trip wasn’t essential. One called for rescue because he had chest pains. The volunteer fell & broke his back & it’s likely he’ll be in a wheelchair now: life changing injuries indeed. But he asked how the person with the chest pains was.
These won’t be the only people camping, it only came to light because one needed help & even then, it only made the news because a volunteer was badly injured. I expect the man who had the chest pains will never forgive himself. Add the families and there are many casualties from this very sad event.



I donate to mountain rescue, and RNLI as they are both volunteer groups that do a magnificent job and I think under appreciated I really hope this man makes a recovery.

   

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What part of 'stay at home' did these numbskulls not understand? I'm guessing we're all pretty fed up by now, would all love to be travelling again, out and about, enjoying the scenery. Most of us are sensible about it, though. To travel so far and camp in such inhospitable conditions, then need help and put a rescuer at risk of such a serious injury, however? Selfish and thoughtless doesn't even scratch the surface. Those two had better start some serious fund-raising for the rescue service - it's the very least they could do.

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It really is beyond belief, especially that conditions were really inhospitable then. What were they thinking? Or maybe they weren't. Idiots does not begin to describe them.

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Quote: Originally posted by Hedgehugger on 17/2/2021
What part of 'stay at home' did these numbskulls not understand? I'm guessing we're all pretty fed up by now, would all love to be travelling again, out and about, enjoying the scenery. Most of us are sensible about it, though. To travel so far and camp in such inhospitable conditions, then need help and put a rescuer at risk of such a serious injury, however? Selfish and thoughtless doesn't even scratch the surface. Those two had better start some serious fund-raising for the rescue service - it's the very least they could do.



I personally think they should be jailed, no excuse. The volunteers life has now been ruined by their selfish idiotic actions

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Message posted by SamandRose18/2/2021 at 2:36pm
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Bessie (and Hedgehugger) - that's harsh.

We all make mistakes and do stupid things from time to time. If people didn't get lost, fall and injure themselves or misjudge changeable weather conditions up mountains or across moors, then there wouldn't be a mountain rescue service. There's also the point that mountain rescue were called to give first aid to somebody with chest pains, which could probably have come on at any time.

It's a valid point that this was non-essential travel that the couple shouldn't have been making. But this time last year, or any other year it would have been perfectly legal and the conditions probably just as inhospitable. And can everyone else on this forum honestly say, hand on heart that they haven't made any non-essential travel during this lockdown? I know I can't.

I suspect that the sufferer of the chest pains is feeling bad enough anyway without the internet, full of wisdom after the event, pours out a load of hate. I don't think it's unreasonable to be kind here.

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The same guy has probably been to loads of 'legal' shouts where people have had the wrong, or no kit, for the conditions. He, or any of his mates, could have fallen on any one of these trips. It still wouldnt have made it right, but the situation is no different. Folk needing help - irrespective of why.

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Sorry thread locked, too many nasty and aggressive posts having to be removed. Please be kind to each other folks.

The link for anyone wishing to donate to this extremely unfortunate man is in the second post.

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