Incidents — North West Air Ambulance

Nether Wasdale, Wasdale – Wed 23rd May 2018 – Callout 23 in 2018

We were called by NWAS to support the North West Air Ambulance and help carry a cyclist who’d fallen off their bike sustaining broken ribs. Team members helped package and carry the patient to the aircraft who was then flown to hospital.

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Wastwater – Sat 21st Apr 2018 – Callout 16 in 2018

We were called by NWAS about reports of a diver who had got into trouble on Wast Water and was under the water. Other divers in the area were able to bring the diver back to the surface from where the team boat was able to take him to the lake shore. A large multi-agency …

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Haycock – Tue 16th Aug 2016 – Callout 49 in 2016

We were called by Police about a walker who had injured their ankle on Haycock and could no longer walk. The North West Air Ambulance also attended and was able to take the casualty to hospital before we arrived.

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Hardknott Pass – Sat 13th Aug 2016 – Callout 48 in 2016

The team was called out for a second time in the day. This time to assist Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team with an incident on Hardknott Pass. We were stood down en-route as the casualty was airlifted by the air ambulance.

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Hollowstones, Scafell Pike – Mon 30th May 2016 – Callout 22 in 2016

We were called by Police about a young boy who had fallen whilst descending Scafell Pike and banged his head. The North West Air Ambulance also attended. In the end the by was carried the short distance up hill into the aircraft and taken to hospital.

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Burnmoor Tarn – Wed 27th Apr 2016 – Callout 15 in 2016

The team were called out by NWAS to assist with an incident near to Burnmoor tarn. Despite the best efforts of all involved including the air ambulance the casualty passed away. The team’s thoughts are with the family and friends at this difficult time.

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Eskdale – Tue 29th Mar 2016 – Callout 8 in 2016

The team was called out to a lady who had slipped and injured her ankle in Eskdale. She was treated by the team and the North West Air Ambulance then transported by the team to the West Cumberland Hospital for further treatment.

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Hardknott Fort – Mon 29th Sep 2014 – Callout 52 in 2014

We were asked by NWAS to help carry a lady with a leg injury a short distance into the North West Air Ambulance at Hardknott Fort in Eskdale.

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Middle Fell – Tue 3rd Dec 2013 – Callout 66 in 2013

We were called out at 14:00 to assist a female walker who had slipped on wet grass and injured her ankle. The team treated her at the scene on Middle Fell and carried her by stretcher to the road, where the North West Air Ambulance took her to Whitehaven Hospital for further treatment.

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Wastwater Screes – Tue 20th Aug 2013 – Callout 49 in 2013

We were called by North West Ambulance Service about two male walkers who were stuck in a ravine, one of whom had a wrist injury. After some discussions with the casualties it became apparent they were in Great Gully on the Wasdale Screes, one of the most inaccessible and difficult places to operate in the …

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