Incidents — Air Ambulance

Wastwater Screes – Sun 30th Jul 2017 – Callout 57 in 2017 (limited)

Whilst the Slight Side incident was ongoing a team member on Illgill Head came across a family group who had been walking in the Wasdale Screes area and been involved in a rockfall. One of them was hit on the head whilst another was hit on the hand by the rocks. Two team members heading …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/wastwater-screes-sun-30th-jul-2017/

Burnmoor Tarn – Wed 3rd Jun 2015 – Callout 21 in 2015

The team was called to a walker near Bulatt Bridge, Burnmoor tarn who had a broken ankle. Whilst we were responding the casualty was evacuated by the air ambulance and we were stood down.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/burnmoor-tarn-wed-3rd-jun-2015/

Eskdale – Sat 25th Oct 2014 – Callout 55 in 2014

The team was called out for a reported cardiac arrest in Holmrook. As the team was travelling to the scene, the address was confirmed as Eskdale. The air ambulance, land ambulance and first responders were already on scene when the team arrived but there was nothing that could be done. Unfortunately the casualty, who was …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/eskdale-sat-25th-oct-2014/

Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Sat 14th Jul 2012 – Callout 41 in 2012

The team were called out to attend an injured woman on the Corridor Route. She was attended by the air ambulance and Keswick MRT and we stood down.

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Eskdale – Fri 29th Apr 2011 – Callout 20 in 2011

Called to assist the ambulance service help move a lady with a broken leg from just above Fisherground camp site in Eskdale.  One of the team doctors attended and helped splint the leg before the team carried the lady to the waiting Air Ambulance. 16 team members involved, incident closed around 6.00 p.m.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/nr-fisherground-campsite-eskdale/

Green How, Scafell – Sat 25th Sep 2010 – Callout 57 in 2010

Call to attend to a walker with an injured leg on Green How. Air Ambulance attended but could not get close to the casualty due to sloping ground. They airlifted four team members to the scene who carried the casualty to a suitable pick up point. In all, around 15 team members attended. Incident …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/2010-incident-66/

Upper Eskdale – Tue 3rd Aug 2010 – Callout 43 in 2010

Police paged for elderly male in his late 60’s who had fallen in upper Eskdale and banged his head. He was with his family and his grandson had run down to Taw House Farm to raise the alarm with no mobile phone signal on the fell. He was located on the path below Rowantree Crags. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/2010-incident-52/

Scafell – Thu 8th Jul 2010 – Callout 30 in 2010

Call from the police to assist a male who was suffering from violent sickness and stomach cramps and unable to continue. The two males had left Boot with the intention of walking back to Langdale via Scafell and Scafell Pike. The casualty was taken ill on the Hardrigg Gill path in Kettle Cove on the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/2010-incident-39/

Great End – Wed 3rd Mar 2010 – Callout 7 in 2010

Call from the Police regarding a ‘999’ call from an informant climber who had observed a male solo climber, climbing Window Gully (140m classic winter route) on Great End. The solo climber had triggered an avalanche at the top of the climb and had not been seen. Keswick MRT were alerted, supported by Cockermouth MRT, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/2010-incident-16/

St Bees Head – Thu 25th Jun 2009 – Callout 32 in 2009

Male reported with breathing difficulties 10 mins walk south of St Bees lighthouse across fields. MRT required to assist ambulance service. Wasdale MRT doctor arrived on scene at the same time as air ambulance and the team was stood down.

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