Incidents — RAF Valley

Scafell Pike – Sat 26th Aug 2017 – Callout 66 in 2017

A walker fell at the summit of Scafell Pike and sustained a head & knee injury. Initially there was some concern regarding the walkers condition and the coastguard helicopter from Prestwick attended and ferried team members up the hill. Once on scene the casualty was assessed by the team doctor and it was determined he …

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East Buttress, Scafell – Sat 30th May 2015 – Callout 20 in 2015

We were called by the Police about 2 walkers who were stuck in Mickledore Chimney on Scafell East Buttress. A small team was sent to extricate them from the crag. As we were walking up reports came from passing walkers that someone had fallen in the Mickledore area. Given the potential seriousness of a fall …

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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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Upper Eskdale – Tue 22nd Oct 2013 – Callout 61 in 2013

We were called by Police about a group of 2 + a dog who had become disorientated on their descent of Scafell Pike and one of the party was suffering from an ankle injury. Their position was established using Sarloc as in the gorge at the top of the river Esk, about as far from …

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Wastwater – Sun 27th Jan 2013 – Callout 5 in 2013

The team was called out to search for a diver who had failed to surface on Wastwater. The team searched the water’s edge on foot and the lake using the team boat as part of a multi-agency response. The team boat was used overnight and on Monday to assist the Police Diving Unit. The search …

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Pillar – Sat 27th Oct 2012 – Callout 62 in 2012

The team was called out to assist Cockermouth MRT with a casualty who had sustained a head injury after a slip. The casualty was on the High Level Route between Pillar Rock and Looking Stead. Fortunately a Sea King from RAF Valley was able to winch the casualty aboard and the team was stood …

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Lords Rake, Scafell – Fri 30th Sep 2011 – Callout 59 in 2011

Team called out by the Police to rescue a 47 yr old male who had slipped down scree below base of Lords Rake. The man had sustained a blow to the lower left side of his back that was painful during any movement. He was given analgesia on the scene by a team doctor and …

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Little Narrowcove, Scafell Pike – Wed 20th Jan 2010 – Callout 3 in 2010

999′ call from a male walker who had fallen down a gulley snow slope on Scafell Pike. Two 30 year old climbers from the Sheffield area were descending from Scafell Pike when one of them slipped and slid 100m down a compacted snow slope dislocating his shoulder. It took some time to locate the injured …

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