Incidents

Great End – Mon 9th Jan 2017 – Callout 2 in 2017

We were called by Keswick Team to assist them with an ongoing rescue on Great End. Not long after we had mobilised we were stood down as there was much more certainty in the local and condition of the casualties and Keswick Team were confident they could deal with the rescue.

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Whitehaven – Wed 4th Jan 2017 – Callout 1 in 2017

We were called by Police to assist with the search for a missing person in Whitehaven where we joined with colleagues from the Police, Whitehaven Coastguard Team and the S-92 Helicopter from Prestwick. Fortunately the missing person was found safe & well some distance away and we stood down.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/whitehaven-wed-4th-jan-2017/

Pillar – Wed 28th Dec 2016 – Alert

We were called by Police about a group of walkers who had become stuck / unsure of their position. It was originally thought they were on Scafell Pike but this was later changed to Pillar when more information became available. With this news the incident was passed to our colleagues in Cockermouth Team who talked …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/pillar-wed-28th-dec-2016/

Egremont – Sat 24th Dec 2016 – Callout 73 in 2016

We were called by Police to help them with an incident in Egremont and were assisted by Cockermouth Team who provided a group of swift water rescue technicians to support our own.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/egremont-sat-24th-dec-2016/

Mosedale – Fri 16th Dec 2016 – Callout 72 in 2016

We were called by Police about a walker who had stumbled whilst walking on the path towards Black Sail Pass and sustained a lower leg injury. This was splinted by a team member before the walker was taken by stretcher to the Wasdale Head Inn and handed over to an ambulance for the journey to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/mosedale-thu-1st-jan-1970/

Scafell Pike – Sun 11th Dec 2016 – Alert

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who had become disorientated whilst descending Scafell Pike. The team leader provided directions over the phone and they made there own way off the hill.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/scafell-pike-sun-11th-dec-2016/

Scafell Pike – Sun 4th Dec 2016 – Callout 71 in 2016 (limited)

We were called by Police about a group of 6 walkers reporting themselves benighted on top of Scafell Pike and needing assistance to get back down to the valley. A small team was sent up to provide torches, warm clothing and escort them back down to the valley. It has to be said the young …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/scafell-pike-sun-4th-dec-2016/

Beck Head, Great Gable – Sat 26th Nov 2016 – Callout 70 in 2016

We were called by Police about a walker who had tumbled around 100m after slipping on hard snow whilst walking between Beck Head and Gavel Neese on Great Gable. Team members, helped by paramedics from GNAA H63 and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team who happened to be in the area assessed the walkers injuries on scene …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/beck-head-great-gable-sat-26th-nov-2016/

Broad Stand, Scafell – Tue 15th Nov 2016 – Callout 69 in 2016

We were called by Police about 2 walker who’d become stuck in the steep ground between Broad Stand and Mickledore Chimney on Scafell. It was hard to access the pair due to the thick mist on Scafell which was making visibility via torchlight difficult and the rocks very greasy. In the end an abseil system …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/broad-stand-scafell-tue-15th-nov-2016/

Greathall Gill, Wasdale – Sat 12th Nov 2016 – Callout 68 in 2016 (limited)

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who become lost / stuck near the top of Greathall Gill whilst trying to descend Winn Rigg. After talking to the pair the Team Leader determined they were near the head of the gill on the col. A small group then went on the fell to help …

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