Incidents — Callout

Cold Fell – Mon 25th Jan 2016 – Callout 3 in 2016 (limited)

Team called out to assist NWAS with a casualty with breathing difficulties off the Cold Fell road.

The teams sent a limited resource and assisted NWAS with access.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/cold-fell-mon-25th-jan-2016/

High Scarth Crag, Eskdale – Sun 24th Jan 2016 – Callout 2 in 2016

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who reported themselves lost whilst attempting to descend Scafell Pike. After discussion with the team leader it was determined they were somewhere between Sampsons Stones and Burnmoor Tarn having tried to walk back to Wasdale from Eskdale. They were found near High Scarth Crag in Eskdale, walked …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/high-scarth-crag-eskdale-sun-24th-jan-2016/

Great Gable – Sat 9th Jan 2016 – Callout 1 in 2016

We were called by Police about a party reporting themselves lost after descending Great Gable. One of the party was also reported to have a knee injury and struggling to move. In the end the party managed to make their own way off the mountain and were met by team members near Burnthwaite Farm at …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/great-gable-sat-9th-jan-2016/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/york-sat-26th-dec-2015/

Eskdale – Sat 19th Dec 2015 – Callout 73 in 2015 (limited)

The team was called to help Police recover the scene after an RTC in Eskdale. Incident closed 16:00, 12 WMRT involved.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/eskdale-sat-19th-dec-2015/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/cumbria-sat-5th-dec-2015/

Ill Crag – Thu 3rd Dec 2015 – Callout 71 in 2015

We were alerted by the ARCC that a distress beacon had been triggered in the Ill Crag area of Scafell Pike. Soon afterwards we were also alerted by Police providing some further information regarding a walker requesting help, although the nature of the problem was not known. A Seaking helicopter from HMS Gannet had been …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/ill-crag-thu-3rd-dec-2015/

Egremont, West Cumbria – Fri 13th Nov 2015 – Callout 70 in 2015

The team supported the multi-agency effort responding to the risk of flooding in Cumbria this weekend. This started on Friday with preparations including getting a regional structure in place to respond if needed. On Saturday as the rain started to fall team members helped the Police to inform people in Egremont about the possible risks …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/west-cumbria-fri-13th-nov-2015/

River Kent – Tue 10th Nov 2015 – Callout 69 in 2015 (limited)

The team swiftwater technicians were called out to assist Kendal MRT in the search for a motorist who had entered the river Kent. Whilst deploying we received the sad news that a body had been found and we stood down.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/river-kent-tue-10th-nov-2015/

Great Gable – Sun 8th Nov 2015 – Callout 68 in 2015

We were contacted by Police about a single walker reported lost whilst trying to return to his car after the Great Gable event. Given his possible location both Cockermouth and Keswick teams were also contacted. The Police also provided investigative support to help locate his possible position. He was eventually found in Ennerdale by Cockermouth …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/great-gable-sun-8th-nov-2015-2/

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