Incidents — Swift Water

York – Sat 26th Dec 2015 – Callout 74 in 2015 (limited)

The team was asked to support national flood response efforts first in Lancashire, then York with Swift Water Rescue Technicians during Boxing Day and the early part of Sun 27th. There was also a presence in our base through much of both days first ready to respond to any issues in Cumbria as the regional …

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Cumbria – Sat 5th Dec 2015 – Callout 72 in 2015

Mountain Rescue Response to Flooding In Cumbria

Mountain Rescue Teams in Cumbria come together during major incidents to pool their resources. During the county wide flooding in early December the west of the county was fortunately less badly affected and the Wasdale team took on the role of helping to coordinate the response elsewhere as …

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Ravenglass – Mon 28th Apr 2014 – Callout 12 in 2014

The team was called out to assist in the search for a missing man in the Ravenglass area as part of a multi-agency response. Unfortunately by the time we had covered our search areas the man had not been found.

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Egremont – Sat 12th Apr 2014 – Callout 9 in 2014

The team’s swiftwater rescue technicians were called out to an incident in Egremont. We were stood down whilst en-route.

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Egremont – Thu 30th Aug 2012 – Callout 49 in 2012 (limited)

The team was called out to assist the Police and Fire and Rescue Service during flash floods in the Egremont, Nethertown and Beckermet area. Our swift water rescue technicians used the team landrovers to access flooded areas and check on local residents.

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Mon 13th Sep 2010 – Callout 53 in 2010

A group of four walkers visiting the area, a female in early 20’s and a male and two females in their early 30’s had climbed Scafell Pike and were descending when they found themselves totally cut-off by a raging stream (Lingmell Gill) that earlier in the day had been easily crossed with care. Very heavy …

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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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Spouthead Gill – Sat 25th Oct 2008 – Callout 55 in 2008

Telephone call from Keswick MRT after they had been contacted by Ambulance control (Keswick were already dealing with 3 incidents related to the same event ( Original Mountain Marathon). Female competitor in a team of two had been swept away down the swollen Spouthead Gill where it met with Lingmell Beck (Wasdale side of Styhead …

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