Incidents — Callout

Wastwater – Sat 21st Apr 2018 – Callout 16 in 2018

We were called by NWAS about reports of a diver who had got into trouble on Wast Water and was under the water. Other divers in the area were able to bring the diver back to the surface from where the team boat was able to take him to the lake shore. A large multi-agency …

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Middle Fell – Wed 11th Apr 2018 – Callout 15 in 2018

The team was called to a walker who had slipped and injured his knee whilst descending Middle Fell. Once on scene he was given analgesia, the leg was splinted and he was stretchered down to the road where the Ambulance took him to hospital.

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Thu 5th Apr 2018 – Callout 14 in 2018

We were called by NWAS about a walker who had injured their ankle whilst descending from Scafell Pike on the Brown Tongue path. The injury was assessed on the scene and splinted by team members before the walker was carried down to Brackenclose on the Stretcher for the hand over to the Ambulance.

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Upper Eskdale – Wed 4th Apr 2018 – Callout 13 in 2018

The team were called out at 11:00 pm for two walkers who had climbed Scafell Pike and had not returned to their holiday accommodation. Duddon and Furness team were brought in to help due to the winter conditions and low temperatures and real concern for their safety. Around 20 mountain rescuers were involved in this …

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Green Hole, Upper Eskdale – Sun 1st Apr 2018 – Callout 12 in 2018 (limited)

Team called yesterday evening for 2 walkers who’d become benighted whilst trying to return to Grasmere from Scafell Pike. With some help from Sarloc they were located as being on the ridge that descends from Esk Pike into Eskdale, above Long Crag. In the end they managed to get themselves down to Brotherikeld where they …

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Illgill Head – Fri 30th Mar 2018 – Callout 11 in 2018

In the second of two incidents today a young walker was reported to have ‘collapsed’ whilst walking on the path from Wasdale to Burnmoor Tarn. The Great North Air Ambulance also attended. The walker was assessed on the scene by team members and GNAA crew and then carried down to Brackenclose for the journey to …

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Great End – Sat 24th Mar 2018 – Callout 10 in 2018 (limited)

We were called by Police about 3 walkers who were reporting themselves benighted on the summit of Scafell Pike. It was initially difficult to contact the group but once a Sarloc trace was obtained it was determined they were actually on Great End rather than Scafell Pike and we passed the incident on to our …

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Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike – Tue 20th Mar 2018 – Callout 9 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who had slid on hard snow whilst descending from Scafell Pike towards Broad Crag and injured their back / pelvic region. The Great North Air Ambulance attended but was not able to land close by so instead ferried team members closer to the scene. The coastguard helicopter …

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Broad Crag – Sat 10th Mar 2018 – Callout 8 in 2018

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who’d become stuck after taking a slide on hard snow whilst descending Broad Crag. With help from Sarloc their position was established on as on the craggy ground overlooking the top of Piers Gill. Whilst it was possible to get close to them following their shouts and …

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Penrith – Fri 2nd Mar 2018 – Callout 7 in 2018

Due to heavy snow there was a request to send a 4×4 with team members over to the east of the county to assist our colleagues in the Penrith Team.  Along with Cockermouth MRT they were then tasked to head to Alston to do welfare checks as the ton had been cut off for a …

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