Incidents

Unknown Location – Mon 26th Jun 2000 – Callout 23 in 2000

Call from Whitehaven Police at 1800 hrs. They had received a 999 call from two lads (18 and 19 yr old) who reported being stuck on steep ground on the West side of Yewbarrow. When the Team Leader eventually managed to get in touch with them (by mobile phone) they gave me what appeared to …

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Unknown Location – Mon 26th Jun 2000 – Callout 22 in 2000

Call from Whitehaven Police at 11.40 am. They had received a 999 call from someone (with a mobile phone), reporting that a 44 yr old man had collapsed with hypothermia, somewhere between Broad Crag and the summit of Scafell Pike. As the Team was en route to Wasdale, further conversations with the informant advised that …

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Unknown Location – Tue 20th Jun 2000 – Callout 21 in 2000

A 50 yr old man was reported to be suffering a "panic attack" and to be stuck in a gully (in thick mist) somewhere on the descent from Great Gable’s summit. ….probably around White Napes. The team leader put out a full team call out and 17 members attended. We were not entirely sure whether …

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Unknown Location – Sun 18th Jun 2000 – Callout 20 in 2000

Call from Whitehaven Police regarding a man (28 yrs old) who had fallen approx. 15 ft while trying to climb up Hardknott Ghyll (to the right of the road, looking up Hardknott Pass from Eskdale). 20 team members attended and dealt with his injuries before carrying him down the gully bed, to a point where …

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Unknown Location – Sat 17th Jun 2000 – Callout 19 in 2000

Call from Howard Christie at Wasdale Head, reporting that organisers were worried about four participants in a three peaks challenge event. Three men and one woman, all late twenties / early thirties had left Wasdale Head at 1400 hrs, wearing light clothing. One member in particular was reported to be very experienced but one member …

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Unknown Location – Sat 17th Jun 2000 – Callout 18 in 2000

Call from Whitehaven Police regarding shouts for help and whistles from the Screes. Informant was at the Wasdale Youth Hostel. This report was quickly followed up by further 999 calls from two others with mobiles, who reported they could hear shouts that someone was unconscious, reason unknown. 14 members attended and carried the woman (in …

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Unknown Location – Thu 15th Jun 2000 – Callout 17 in 2000

Call from Howard at Wasdale Head. A woman (approx 35 yrs old) had slipped while descending from Ill Ghyll Head, towards Wasdale Head, National Trust car park at Brackenclose. She had either broken or badly sprained her ankle but had managed to get part way down on her own, until her husband felt it better …

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Unknown Location – Sun 4th Jun 2000 – Callout 16 in 2000

all from Whitehaven Police at 09.30 am. Three women (aged between 35 and 45) had used a mobile phone to call 999 for assistance. They reported that they had lost the path in thick mist and were lost, probably somewhere between Broad Crag and Scafell Pike. They were apparently well equipped but were worried about …

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