Incidents — Duddon & Furness MRT

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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Crinkle Crags – Wed 12th Jul 2017 – Callout 49 in 2017 (limited)

We were called by our colleagues in Langdale Team to help with a search around Crinkle Crags for a missing walker. As we were arriving in Green Hole it was confirmed that the missing walker had already been escorted from the fell by a DofE team and we stood down.

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East Buttress, Scafell – Sun 2nd Jul 2017 – Callout 41 in 2017

We were then called by Police about a body found underneath the East Buttress of Scafell. The Great North Air Ambulance also attended and sadly it was determined the injured walker had died of their injuries. The Wasdale and Duddon & Furness teams then carried the walker back down to Wasdale.

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Scafell Pike – Sat 1st Jul 2017 – Callout 38 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker on the top of Scafell Pike suffering from severe cramp and was also exhausted. He was eventually walked back down to Wasdale with both the team and our colleagues from Duddon & Furness team who also attended.

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Fri 2nd Jun 2017 – Callout 34 in 2017

We were called by NWAS about a walker reported to be fitting on the Brown Tongue path up Scafell Pike. The walker was helped off the fell by the team and our colleagues from the Duddon & Furness team who also attended the incident.

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Lingcove Bridge, Upper Eskdale – Fri 26th May 2017 – Callout 31 in 2017

We were called by Police about a young man who had fallen at the swimming pools in the River Esk near Lingcove Bridge and dislocated his shoulder. The injury was reduced on scene by the team doctor after which the man was taken by stretcher to a waiting ambulance at Brotherilkeld. We were joined by …

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Scafell – Fri 19th May 2017 – Callout 29 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who had taken a tumble fall down scree whilst descending from Scafell towards Green How and suffered a scalp wound and other cuts & bruises as a result. He was treated on the scene by team members then after a brief walk taken by stretcher down to …

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Great Gable – Sun 16th Apr 2017 – Callout 23 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who was reported to have collapsed near the summit of Great Gable. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of his companions, he did not survive. We are grateful to the S-92 helicopter from Caernarfon who helped us evacuate the casualty from the mountain despite poor flying conditions and …

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Scafell Pike – Fri 17th Mar 2017 – Callout 18 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker on Scafell Pike who was suffering with severe cramp and could not walk off the mountain. He was carried off by stretcher with help from our colleagues in the Duddon Team. It was particularly damp due to heavy rain with water everywhere. Incident closed 19:30

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