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Other Location – Thu 19th Nov 2009 – Callout 89 in 2009

Team called to assist Cockermouth MRT with the worsening flood situation. The swift water rescue technicians along with the team rescue boat and Landrovers were mobilised and worked with Cockermouth MRT over the following 5 days rescuing and evacuating trapped people in their homes. The team were eventually stood down at 4.00 p.m. on Monday the 23rd November – 10 Wasdale MRT members were involved over the 5 days (including the 8 Swift Water Rescue Technicians) with most of the rescue work undertaken on the Thursday night/Friday morning – over 800 houses were evacuated and at the height of the rescues on the Thursday night, all 5 of the UK’s SAR total Sea King helicopter assets were supporting the evacuations See photographic links here: http://www.cockermouthmrt.org.uk/floodphotos.aspx and http://www.ldsamra.org.uk/publicnews.aspx#newsid50 Also a video of prince William’s visit to the MRT rescue base http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/8384033.stm

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Incident started at 16:00. There were 10 Wasdale team members involved.

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