Incidents — HMS Gannet

Ill Crag – Thu 3rd Dec 2015 – Callout 71 in 2015

We were alerted by the ARCC that a distress beacon had been triggered in the Ill Crag area of Scafell Pike. Soon afterwards we were also alerted by Police providing some further information regarding a walker requesting help, although the nature of the problem was not known. A Seaking helicopter from HMS Gannet had been …

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Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike – Sat 5th Sep 2015 – Callout 49 in 2015

We were called by Police about a walker who had fallen whilst descending the ridge from Scafell Pike to Broad Crag col and injured his ribs. Given the difficult location we ask Duddon & Furness team for assistance and also air support from the Navy Seaking from HMS Gannet. The casualty was found just at …

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Seatallen – Sat 27th Jun 2015 – Callout 28 in 2015

Our third callout of the day was to deal assist a fell runner who had fallen some 70 metres near the summit of Seatallan. Since we were already committed to the Great Gable incident, Duddon and Furness MRT dealt with this one for us.

The casualty was located with the help of SARLOC, treated …

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Upper Eskdale – Sun 17th May 2015 – Callout 16 in 2015

The team was called out last night around 21:00 regarding 2 walkers who were lost after descending Scafell Pike. Based on the information provided it was believed they were in Upper Eskdale and the team searched through the night in poor conditions of heavy rain and swollen rivers but without success. The search was escalated …

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Overbeck, Wasdale – Fri 24th Oct 2014 – Callout 54 in 2014

We were called by Police about reports of a lady walker who had gone missing from a party walking by the Overbeck river gorge, near Wastwater. Sadly she was found in a pool below the main waterfall and had not survived. A Royal Navy Seaking which was training in the area helped us remove the …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Wed 14th May 2014 – Callout 17 in 2014

The team was called out to search for a missing walker who had failed to return from a walk up Scafell Pike. Along with other mountain rescue teams we searched all the routes up Scafell Pike overnight without success. A more detailed search started in the morning and sadly a body was found in Piers …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Sun 18th Aug 2013 – Callout 48 in 2013

Ourselves, the Great North Air Ambulance and a Sea King from HMS Gannet were called to assist a climber who had fallen from Broad Stand on Scafell. The climber suffered multiple injuries. He was stabilised on the scene by doctors from WMRT & GNAA, then carried up to the waiting air ambulance by team members, …

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Slight Side, Scafell – Mon 15th Jul 2013 – Callout 35 in 2013

At around 10.30 p.m. a ‘999’ call was received by Cumbria Police from a concerned Husband. His group of five had set off to climb Scafell Pike late Monday afternoon. When they arrived at the path junction in Hollowstones just after 5.00 p.m. that afternoon the father and two sons headed for the summit via …

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Overbeck, Wasdale – Fri 7th Jun 2013 – Callout 29 in 2013

Whilst the team was responding to the Great Gable incident a call came in for a walker with a broken ankle a few kilometers above Overbeck car park. Dudden and Furness MRT were called in to deal with this incident with …

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Napes, Great Gable – Fri 7th Jun 2013 – Callout 28 in 2013

The team was called out to attend a fallen climber on Abbey Buttress, Great Gable. A Sea King helicopter from HMS Gannet assisted with lifting team members and equipment up the fell and then winched the casualty from the crag.

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