Incidents — Full Callout

Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 10th Sep 2017 – Callout 75 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker and their friend who were struggling to descend due to aggravating a pre-existing injury. The two made their way down as far as they could but were then stopped by the Greta Gill crossing at the bottom of the Piers Gill path which was in spate and …

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Lingmell Beck – Sat 9th Sep 2017 – Callout 74 in 2017

Team called this afternoon for a walker who had injured their leg when it got trapped between rocks whilst on the ‘Old Styhead Path’ just beyond the intake wall. The injury was assessed on scene by the team doctor, splinted then the walker was carried to the ambulance at Burnthwaite. The wheel underneath the stretcher …

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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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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Wed 30th Aug 2017 – Callout 71 in 2017

We were called by NWAS about a walker who had broken their leg whilst descending the lower section of the Brown Tongue path on Scafell Pike, below the intake wall. After assessment it was determine they had probably sustained a spiral fracture of the Tibia and Fibula. Pain relief was given on scene, the limb …

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Upper Eskdale – Tue 29th Aug 2017 – Callout 70 in 2017

Just as we were returning to the vehicles from the Cam Spout job a further call came in for a walker reporting himself wet through after fording a stream and having an ankle injury, located on the Esk Hause path at the top of upper Eskdale. In view of the location and the number of …

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Cam Spout, Scafell – Tue 29th Aug 2017 – Callout 69 in 2017

We were called by Police about a lady who had fallen on the steep section of path descending the base of Cam Spout and sustained a head injury. Our colleagues in the Duddon & Furness Team were contacted by NWAS about the same job at the same time. NWAS also despatched the North West Air …

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Lingcove Bridge, Upper Eskdale – Sun 27th Aug 2017 – Callout 67 in 2017

A walker sustained an ankle injury whilst walking near Lingcove Bridge in Eskdale. The injury was assessed by the Team Doctor before being splinted and then they were taken by stretcher to the waiting ambulance.

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Scafell Pike – Sat 26th Aug 2017 – Callout 66 in 2017

A walker fell at the summit of Scafell Pike and sustained a head & knee injury. Initially there was some concern regarding the walkers condition and the coastguard helicopter from Prestwick attended and ferried team members up the hill. Once on scene the casualty was assessed by the team doctor and it was determined he …

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Sun 20th Aug 2017 – Callout 65 in 2017

We were called out by North West Ambulance Service for a walker on the corridor route who had stumbled and badly hurt her ankle. Due to the location and possible complications with the injury a coastguard helicopter was requested and Rescue 199, the new AW189 from Prestwick attended. They lowered their paramedic winch-man onto the hillside …

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Buckbarrow, Wasdale – Sat 19th Aug 2017 – Callout 64 in 2017

The team were called out Saturday evening to assist a family group who having walked up Buckbarrow,  had become crag fast in some steep ground on the way back down. The team responded and with some assistance from RAF Leeming MRT who were in the area for the weekend training, using rope techniques brought everyone back …

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