Incidents — RAF Leeming 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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Buckbarrow, Wasdale – Sat 19th Aug 2017 – Callout 64 in 2017

The team were called out Saturday evening to assist a family group who having walked up Buckbarrow,  had become crag fast in some steep ground on the way back down. The team responded and with some assistance from RAF Leeming MRT who were in the area for the weekend training, using rope techniques brought everyone back …

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Scar Lathing, Upper Eskdale – Fri 29th Aug 2014 – Callout 41 in 2014 (limited)

The team was contacted by 2 walkers who lost their bearings whilst descending Scafell Pike. Initially we spoke to them somewhere near Scar Lathing in Upper Eskdale and provided directions to get to Eskdale valley. After there was no confirmation they were off the fell further investigation was undertaken and we got to speak with …

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Pillar – Sat 8th Dec 2012 – Callout 70 in 2012

The team was called out to assist Cockermouth MRT with a male casualty who slipped whilst descending from Pillar mountain to Wind Gap, resulting in a long slide down snow. He suffered injuries to his elbow and ribs. He was carried off the hill by Cockermouth and Wasdale team members …

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Devoke Water – Thu 26th Oct 2006 – Callout 47 in 2006

Whitehaven Police called out the team to assist in the search for a missing male in his mid thirties who had left his family earlier that morning to walk on his own. They were on holiday from Oxfordshire. The last sighting was near Devoke water earlier in the day. He was not equipped for a …

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Hollowstones, Scafell Pike – Sat 29th Oct 2005 – Callout 44 in 2005

Call from the police earlier that evening with little information about a 48 yr old mother and 16 yr old son who were lost somewhere in the Scafell area but they were well equipped. The team mustered 13 Wasdale members which included three of the Wasdale search dog handlers with their dogs. In addition a …

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Scafell Pike – Mon 10th Feb 2003 – Callout 6 in 2003

The Wasdale team leader was called by Keswick MRT to assist with the rescue of two female walkers who were lost, most probably in the corridor area on their way to Scafell Pike. There car was parked at Seathwaite. One of the ladies was reported to have a broken leg. A search through the night …

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Sat 21st Dec 2002 – Callout 58 in 2002

Keswick MRT called in Wasdale MRT to assist in a search for two missing walkers. The male and female walker had failed to turn up at their hotel and their car was still parked at Seathwaite. A number of SARDA search dogs and handlers were mobilised along with the Keswick and Wasdale teams. By chance, …

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