Incidents — Keswick MRT

Great Gable – Sun 11th Nov 2018 – Callout 63 in 2018

Whilst attending the Remembrance Event on Great Gable we were alerted to a walker who had become exhausted / collapsed on the summit. With help from a passing GP and the walkers companions they were fed and re-warmed inside a bivvy tent and then walked down to Wasdale by Team members.

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Great Gable – Thu 30th Aug 2018 – Alert

We were alerted by Cockermouth MRT to an elderly gentleman missing on Great Gable.  They managed to make contact with him and found he was able to see buildings. We sent a vehicle to Wasdale Head and Keswick sent a vehicle to Seathwaite who then flashed their blue lights which he could see.  Cockermouth passed …

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Great Gable – Thu 23rd Aug 2018 – Callout 40 in 2018

We were called by Police about two walkers reported overdue from a trip up Great Gable. With their route starting at Seathwaite and ending at Honister we handed the incident over to our colleagues in Keswick team but continued to support with a search of the Wasdale side of Great Gable. The two walkers were …

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Central Fells – Tue 1st May 2018 – Callout 19 in 2018

We were called by our colleagues in Keswick and Cockermouth Teams to support a search for a missing fell runner who was attempting around 1/2 the Bob Graham Round route and was last seen in the Scoat Fell Area. Despite a massive search involving all 3 teams the missing runner was not found during Tuesday …

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Great End – Sat 24th Mar 2018 – Callout 10 in 2018 (limited)

We were called by Police about 3 walkers who were reporting themselves benighted on the summit of Scafell Pike. It was initially difficult to contact the group but once a Sarloc trace was obtained it was determined they were actually on Great End rather than Scafell Pike and we passed the incident on to our …

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Skew Gill, Great End – Sat 3rd Feb 2018 – Callout 3 in 2018

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reported overdue from a walk on Scafell Pike. Using the ‘find my iPhone’ function it was determined they were likely to be somewhere near the Corridor Route. Search teams were deployed from Wasdale & Keswick Teams along with a Coastguard Helicopter from Prestwick. The missing walkers were …

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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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Esk Hause – Sat 21st Oct 2017 – Callout 89 in 2017 (limited)

We were called by Police about a group of walkers who were reported as wet through and poorly equipped for the conditions, one of whom was also missing. The group were found by a mountain leader at the Esk Hause shelter. As this is in Keswick Team’s patch the incident was passed to them but …

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Sty Head – Tue 17th Oct 2017 – Alert

The team alerted this morning after a group of walkers found a lone male exhausted by Sty Head stretcher box. Due to the location we passed this over to our Keswick colleagues who with assistance from Cockermouth brought him off the hill.

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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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