Rescues with Video

Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sat 20th Aug 2016 – Callout 50 in 2016 (limited)

We were then called by Police about a group of up to 18 people who were having difficulty crossing Lingmell Beck due to it being in spate from the heavy rain. By the time we arrived many had made their own way off via the left hand bank but 4 people needed assistance to cross …

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Great Gable – Wed 3rd Aug 2016 – Callout 41 in 2016

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who had become cragfast on the Little Hell Gate scree on Great Gable. Due to the weather conditions they were also wet and cold. The team was aided in locating them by their whistle blasts. Once found they were given warm clothing then climbing helmets and harnesses …

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Wastwater Screes – Sat 3rd Oct 2015 – Callout 57 in 2015 (limited)

The team was called out to help 2 walkers who had become stuck on the Wasdale Screes path. They were helped back to their car with the aid of the new team boat, this being the first time it has been used on a rescue.

Short video clip of the Wasdale Screes …

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Greta Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 20th Sep 2015 – Callout 55 in 2015

We were called by Police for a walker with a leg injury. Initially this was believed to be near Sty Head Tarn and the Keswick team were also called. A further 999 call was made by a member of the public which helped to place the incident nearer to Piers Gill. The injured walker and …

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Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike – Sat 5th Sep 2015 – Callout 49 in 2015

We were called by Police about a walker who had fallen whilst descending the ridge from Scafell Pike to Broad Crag col and injured his ribs. Given the difficult location we ask Duddon & Furness team for assistance and also air support from the Navy Seaking from HMS Gannet. The casualty was found just at …

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Wastwater Screes – Tue 1st Sep 2015 – Callout 47 in 2015

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who had become crag fast high up on the Wasdale Screes whilst trying to walk the lakeshore path. Given their location the team approached from above and with the help of a fixed rope system walked them up to the top of Whin Rigg.

It is worth …

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Sun 23rd Aug 2015 – Callout 40 in 2015

A man suffered serious injuries when he fell around 20 meters from the Corridor Route. He was treated by the team and flown to hospital by RAF Boulmer. Thanks to Duddon and Furness MRT for travelling over to support us once again.

Today's evacuation from the bad step on the Corridor Route.

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Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike – Mon 17th Aug 2015 – Callout 37 in 2015

We were called out to assist a lady who suffered a broken ankle on Scafell Pike. She was treated by the team and flown to hospital by Rescue 912 from Humberside. This was the first time we have used the new S92 on a call out. Excellent service and we look forward to future operations …

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Kirkfell Nose, Kirkfell – Mon 20th Jul 2015 – Callout 32 in 2015

The team was called out for a walker who had tumbled on the steep descent from Kirkfell down to Wasdale and damaged his ribs. He was treated by team doctors before being taken by stretcher down to the valley.

A short video clip of the stretcher run this afternoon.

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Seatallen – Sat 27th Jun 2015 – Callout 28 in 2015

Our third callout of the day was to deal assist a fell runner who had fallen some 70 metres near the summit of Seatallan. Since we were already committed to the Great Gable incident, Duddon and Furness MRT dealt with this one for us. The casualty was located with the help of SARLOC, treated and …

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