Incidents — Coastguard

Wastwater – Sat 21st Apr 2018 – Callout 16 in 2018

We were called by NWAS about reports of a diver who had got into trouble on Wast Water and was under the water. Other divers in the area were able to bring the diver back to the surface from where the team boat was able to take him to the lake shore. A large multi-agency …

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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.

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St Bees Head – Fri 29th May 2015 – Alert

We were called by Cumbria Police about a paraglider who had fallen at the base of the base of the St Bees cliffs. Given the location we asked for the coastguard to be notified and they then took on the incident and we stood down.

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Ravenglass – Mon 28th Apr 2014 – Callout 12 in 2014

The team was called out to assist in the search for a missing man in the Ravenglass area as part of a multi-agency response. Unfortunately by the time we had covered our search areas the man had not been found.

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Wastwater – Sun 27th Jan 2013 – Callout 5 in 2013

The team was called out to search for a diver who had failed to surface on Wastwater. The team searched the water’s edge on foot and the lake using the team boat as part of a multi-agency response. The team boat was used overnight and on Monday to assist the Police Diving Unit. The search …

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Kells, Whitehaven – Thu 3rd May 2012 – Callout 22 in 2012

The team was called out to assist the Police with a search in the Kells area near Whitehaven for a missing male. Around 20 team members & 3 Search dogs attended along with the Coast Guard, St Bees lifeboat, Police & Police dogs unit. We stood down at around 2200. The male was found safe …

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Wasdale – Sat 30th Oct 2010 – Callout 66 in 2010

Call came in from the Coastguard whilst the team vehicle was at Wasdale Head supporting a filmed interview with the BBC. A diver had surfaced too quickly from Wastwater and required assistance. Air ambulance had already been tasked. The vehicle with two team members attended. A road ambulance and air ambulance were already on …

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St Bees Head – Tue 30th Jun 2009 – Callout 37 in 2009

Request to attend a fallen climber at Sandwith Lighthouse area of the cliffs. Coastguard were also called out along with the RNLI. Around 15 team members attended the incident. A climber in his early late 40s was descending the climbers path along with a group of fellow climbers (including a Wasdale team member) when he …

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Other Location – Sun 28th Jun 2009 – Callout 34 in 2009

Police request to assist in search for missing fisherman, Eskmeals area. Coastguard, Inshore Lifeboats, Police dog and Royal Navy helicopter also involved. The incident was being run from the gun range site by a Police POLSA Officer. 14 Wasdale MRT, including 2 SARDA dogs and handlers, plus a further 6 SARDA dogs and handlers, plus …

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St Bees Head – Sat 5th May 2001 – Callout 6 in 2001

Female reported to have fallen amongst large rocks. Minor head injuries. Coast Guard and RNLI involved. Evacuated from the bottom of the cliffs by inshore rescue boat. Team brought her down from the cliff and transferred her to the boat. Coast Guard were compromised by foot and mouth as they approached the top of the …

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