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Wastwater – Sun 15th Oct 2000 – Callout 40 in 2000

The team were called by Whitehaven Police, regarding a diver who had tragically died in a diving accident in Wastwater. Although the diver was reported to be very deep and at the bottom of the Lake, the team were asked to provided recovery support for a member of the Lancashire Police Diving Unit. Having our own rescue boat for incident support on the Screes, opposite side of the lake, we were able to have the team’s craft on scene within a short period of the callout. The officer from Lancashire was being flown (by police helicopter) to the scene. A small group "Committee Call" was made on the pager system, and 9 team members assisted in the incident. The police officer and dive team leader were taken out onto the lake in the launch and the diver was recovered to the shore. Incident support was concluded by 1930 hrs.

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Location Wastwater
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Incident started at 17:15 and ended at 19:30 making 2.3 hrs in total. There were 9 Wasdale team members involved. Total man hours: 21

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