Incidents — Full Callout

Lingmell Beck – Sat 18th Aug 2018 – Callout 38 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who had sustained an open fracture of the ankle whilst crossing the stream at Lingmell Beck. The injury was initially stabilised by a doctor who was part of their party. Once team members were on scene analgesia was provided and then due to the serious nature of …

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Langdale – Thu 16th Aug 2018 – Callout 37 in 2018

We were called by our colleagues in Langdale Team to help support a search for a missing walker who had been out from the previous day on a trip up Scafell Pike from Langdale. Fortunately the missing walker returned safe and well in Little Langdale and we stood down before we needed to deploy.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/langdale-thu-16th-aug-2018/

Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 11th Aug 2018 – Callout 36 in 2018

We were called by Police initially by a walker reporting themselves lost somewhere on Scafell Pike. We were then called by two more walkers reporting themselves lost who turned out to be part of the same party. Using PhoneFind the locations of both groups were determined and then small teams went to each location. The …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Fri 27th Jul 2018 – Callout 35 in 2018

We were called by Police about shouts for help heard coming from the Scafell / Broad Stand area. Initially it wasn’t clear whether there was someone in difficulty but further phone calls followed by a team member who was out on the fell getting on scene showed that two walkers were now stuck on the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/broad-stand-scafell-fri-27th-jul-2018/

Scafell Pike – Sat 14th Jul 2018 – Callout 34 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who had slipped whilst descending Scafell Pike between the slabs and ‘Pea Boulder’  injuring their ankle. A passing team member was quickly on scene and once other members arrived the injury was assessed and splinted before starting the evacuation back to Wasdale. Given the length of carry …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Thu 5th Jul 2018 – Callout 33 in 2018

The team was called to assist a walker who had taken a fall on the scree under Scafell East Buttress. With the help of Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team, North West Air Ambulance from Blackpool and Rescue 199 from Prestwick the …

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Lowther Forest – Sun 1st Jul 2018 – Callout 32 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walk who’d injured their ankle whilst descending the steep bank at the back of Dent on the first section of the Coast to Coast route. They managed to hobble a bit further and then stopped, fortunately for us right by a forest track. The limb was assessed on …

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Egremont – Thu 28th Jun 2018 – Callout 31 in 2018

We were called by NWAS to assist one of their crews help move a casualty with an ankle injury from an off road location near the skateboard park in Egremont back to their ambulance.

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Hardknott Fort – Tue 26th Jun 2018 – Callout 30 in 2018

We were called by our colleagues in Langdale Team about a walker at Hardknott Fort who was feeling unwell. NWAS paramedics also attended the incident and the walker was assessed on the scene before being walked back to the road then given a lift to the waiting ambulance at Brotherikeld.

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Lowther Forest – Sun 24th Jun 2018 – Callout 29 in 2018

The team was called around lunchtime for a young mountain biker who’d hurt themselves whilst cycling in the Lowther forest near the Cold Fell Road. The mountain biker was assessed by team members at the scene, then packaged for a carry up to the road. In view of the possible injuries Great North Air Ambulance …

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