Incidents — Boat

Wastwater – Fri 1st Sep 2017 – Callout 72 in 2017

The team were contacted due to concern for a swimmer last seen 3 hours previously after setting off to swim the length of the Wastwater from the Wasdale Head end. As the team was assembling at base with the intention of launching the RHIB, the swimmer was fortunately confirmed safe and well having got out …

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Wastwater Screes – Sat 3rd Oct 2015 – Callout 57 in 2015 (limited)

The team was called out to help 2 walkers who had become stuck on the Wasdale Screes path. They were helped back to their car with the aid of the new team boat, this being the first time it has been used on a rescue.

Short video clip of the Wasdale Screes …

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Wastwater Screes – Fri 6th Dec 2013 – Callout 68 in 2013 (limited)

We received a call from the police to say flashing lights had been reported on the Wasdale Screes in the boulder field area. A limited search of the Screes path from both ends of the lake was made, using the boat and a foot party. Nothing was found and the incident was closed at 19.45. …

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Wastwater Screes – Thu 31st Oct 2013 – Callout 63 in 2013

We were called by the Police about a party of 3 stuck on the Wasdale Screes in between the 2 boulder fields. One of the group had weakness / pain in the knees that had been aggravated by crossing over the big boulder field and could not make any more progress. She was helped down …

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Wastwater – Sun 27th Jan 2013 – Callout 5 in 2013

The team was called out to search for a diver who had failed to surface on Wastwater. The team searched the water’s edge on foot and the lake using the team boat as part of a multi-agency response. The team boat was used overnight and on Monday to assist the Police Diving Unit. The search …

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Wastwater Screes – Sun 18th Nov 2012 – Callout 66 in 2012 (limited)

We were called when a family set off for a walk around Wastwater late in the afternoon. They became stuck when it got dark and they had walked up the side of the scree field. We deployed team members on foot and in our RIB. The lost walkers were quickly located as they flashed their …

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Wastwater Screes – Sat 7th Apr 2012 – Callout 17 in 2012

The team was called to a attend a young walker who had injured his leg whilst crossing the boulder field on the Wastwater Screes. He was one of a group of six undertaking an expedition. Team members attended on foot from the southern end of the lake and gave casualty care whilst the boat was …

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Wastwater Screes – Fri 30th Dec 2011 – Callout 72 in 2011

The team were called to assist with an injured dog in the boulder field on the Screes Path. The boat was launched whilst another party travelled on foot from the Pump House. The injured dog was wrapped in a vacuum mattress and then the two dogs, and their owner were recovered to the head of …

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Wastwater Screes – Thu 24th Dec 2009 – Callout 95 in 2009

Call to assist in the search for a dog who had become injured and lost on the Screes path. The team boat was used to search from the lake and the dog was located in the boulder field, recovered and returned to its grateful owners. Nine team members involved and incident closed after a couple …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-08-in-2010/

Other Location – Thu 19th Nov 2009 – Callout 89 in 2009

Team called to assist Cockermouth MRT with the worsening flood situation. The swift water rescue technicians along with the team rescue boat and Landrovers were mobilised and worked with Cockermouth MRT over the following 5 days rescuing and evacuating trapped people in their homes. The team were eventually stood down at 4.00 p.m. on Monday …

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