Incidents — Kendal MRT

Upper Eskdale – Sun 14th Jan 2018 – Callout 2 in 2018

The team spent 3 days searching for a missing walker on Scafell Pike. The walker was initially reported overdue from a walk on Scafell Pike on Sunday 14th January at 19:00. Team members who had already been to an injured walker near the summit searched in foul conditions but without success. Assistance was requested from …

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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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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sat 21st May 2016 – Callout 20 in 2016

We were initially called by NWAS and later by Police for a walker who had fallen, possibly due to medical factors and injured his face. He was initially attended by paramedics from London who were also walking in the area and able to offer initial help and invaluable information for the team. There was a …

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River Kent – Tue 10th Nov 2015 – Callout 69 in 2015 (limited)

The team swiftwater technicians were called out to assist Kendal MRT in the search for a motorist who had entered the river Kent. Whilst deploying we received the sad news that a body had been found and we stood down.

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Gimmer Crag, Langdale – Sat 31st Oct 2015 – Callout 63 in 2015

We provided some support to Langdale MRT (who were having a VERY busy day) on Gimmer Crag with a seriously injured female casualty, thankfully as we arrived the helicopter managed to evacuate the patient.

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Waberthwaite – Mon 7th Sep 2015 – Callout 50 in 2015

The team was called out to assist Duddon and Furness MRT with a search for a man missing from the Waberthwaite area. Five mountain rescue teams assisted by search dogs searched overnight and through the following day. Just before dark the man was spotted by a member of the public on Raven Crag above the …

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Central Fells – Thu 28th Aug 2014 – Callout 40 in 2014

The team was called out to assist Langdale Ambleside MRT search for two young men lost on their way back to Langdale on a walk to Scafell Pike. The initial search took place in appalling weather with strong winds, low clouds and heavy rain and sleet. When all search plans had been carried out by …

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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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Gavel Neese, Great Gable – Tue 11th Mar 2014 – Callout 6 in 2014

Wasdale team was called out at 10:50pm for a large search of both the Wasdale and Eskdale valleys lasting 18 hours. Colleagues from Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team, Coniston Mountain Rescue Team, Kendal Mountain Rescue Team, Cockermouth Mountain Rescue team, Keswick Mountain Rescue team, Penrith Mountain Rescue Team, Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team and …

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Broad Oak – Fri 22nd Mar 2013 – Callout 9 in 2013

The team was called out to assist stranded motorists on the A595 in the south of our area. With the help of Cockermouth MRT we transported eleven people safety. The photos below show the exceptional conditions. Meanwhile Duddon and Furness MRT assisted by Kendal and Coniston were working from the southern end of the blocked …

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