Incidents — Duddon & Furness MRT

Straight Gill, Lingmell – Sun 15th Oct 2017 – Callout 88 in 2017

The team was called in the early hours of Sunday for a report of a walker overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. A search started at first light and when the walker was not found in the first few hours the effort was ramped up with search groups from Duddon and Furness, Cockermouth, Keswick, …

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Napes, Great Gable – Sun 8th Oct 2017 – Callout 87 in 2017

Team called by NWAS about a walker who had fallen whilst on the climbers traverse path on Great Gable, near Napes Needle and sustained a fractured wrist. The team had a number of members away at various training events and with a possible stretcher carry needed we called our colleagues in Duddon Team to support. …

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Millom – Sat 30th Sep 2017 – Callout 81 in 2017 (limited)

We were called by our colleagues in Duddon Team to support them and a wider Lake District MR response to flooding in Millom. A ‘Cloud Burst’ had travelled through the town and a number of properties were flooded. In view of the possible size of the incident the regional incident management arrangements were stood up …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 23rd Sep 2017 – Callout 79 in 2017

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. Given the number of incidents being dealt with this was passed to our colleagues in Duddon & Furness Team, but Wasdale members on the other job continued to look for both parties. Despite the best efforts of both teams the …

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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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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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Scafell Pike – Wed 9th Aug 2017 – Callout 62 in 2017

We were called by NWAS about a walker who had tripped on the path descending from Scafell Pike summit and injured their ankle and was no longer able to walk. She was assessed on the scene by team members and the limb splinted, then evacuated by stretcher. Given the length of carry and a second …

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Red Pike – Thu 20th Jul 2017 – Callout 52 in 2017

Team called this afternoon for a young walker who started to feel unwell whilst ascending Red Pike. With a possible long carry off we asked for assistance from our colleagues in the Duddon & Furness Mountain Rescue Team who also attended. In the end the walker was able to make their own way off the …

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