Incidents — Rescue 999 from Prestwick

Scafell Pike – Tue 21st Feb 2017 – Callout 9 in 2017

Whilst descending with the 4 casualties from above the Mickeldore stretcher box the team was informed of two overdue walkers who had set off from Seathwaite into the Central Fells. Keswick, Duddon and Furness and Wasdale mountain rescue teams searched in tough conditions, before returning to base after midnight, without finding the missing pair. …

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Whitehaven – Wed 4th Jan 2017 – Callout 1 in 2017

We were called by Police to assist with the search for a missing person in Whitehaven where we joined with colleagues from the Police, Whitehaven Coastguard Team and the S-92 Helicopter from Prestwick. Fortunately the missing person was found safe & well some distance away and we stood down.

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Haycock – Sun 28th Aug 2016 – Callout 55 in 2016

We were called by Police about a walker who had stumbled and dislocated his shoulder whilst on a steep grass bank on the way up Haycock. He was given pain relief on scene. The casualty was in an awkward position on a steep grass slope and the stretcher had to be secured on a rope …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 26th Jun 2016 – Callout 32 in 2016

Whilst the first incident was ongoing we got a second call for 2 walkers reporting themselves cragfast on steep ground overlooking a water fall. The precise position was unclear but as we were in the area Piers Gill was a possibility. With the possibility of a technical rescue at the same time as a stretcher …

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Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike – Sun 26th Jun 2016 – Callout 31 in 2016

We were called by Police about a walker reported to have become hypothermic and unable to walk whilst descending Scafell Pike. We then received further reports his condition had deteriorated. In view of this the S-92 helicopter from Prestwick was requested. On arriving on scene assessment by the team doctor shown that fortunately the casualty …

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Burnmoor Tarn – Mon 6th Jun 2016 – Callout 26 in 2016

The team was called out to help a walker who was suffering from a significant heat related illness near Burnmoor Tarn. He was assessed by team members including a doctor and the coastguard helicopter from Prestwick was called to help evacuate him to hospital.

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Shamrock, Scafell – Sat 14th May 2016 – Callout 19 in 2016

The team was called out to attend a group of three walkers cragfast on Scafell Shamrock near the top of Red Gill. Two had fallen but thankfully had not sustained any major injuries, the third was stuck some metres above. Rescue 999 from Prestwick flew two team members to the scene who secured the higher …

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Napes, Great Gable – Sun 8th May 2016 – Callout 17 in 2016

The team was called out at 13:12 to assist a climber who had taken a considerable lead fall whilst climbing Tophet Wall, on Great Gable. He suffered a serious leg injury but fortunately for him there was some other climbers in the area who initially lowered him off the crag and gave initial first aid …

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Gable Crag, Great Gable – Sat 7th May 2016 – Callout 16 in 2016

The team was called out at 12:55 with reports of a climber falling around 20 meters from Great Gable. At first the information regarding the location and the injuries sustained was thin so we called for helicopter support given that the injuries could have been extensive. As further information become available it was established that …

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East Buttress, Scafell – Tue 26th Apr 2016 – Callout 14 in 2016

We were called by Police about a walker who had fallen on the steep scree next to the East Buttress of Scafell and injured his shoulder. Due to the difficult location and evacuation route an S-92 Coastguard helicopter was requested. Team members including a doctor and the aircraft paramedic helped to stabilise and package the …

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