Incidents

Green How, Scafell – Sat 28th Oct 2000 – Callout 44 in 2000

Call from Whitehaven Police regarding a 20 yr. old male walker who had fallen over amongst boulders, badly lacerating his face. The call had come from another member of the five strong Bradford University group, who had raised the alarm by mobile phone. The casualty was a few hundred feet down from the summit …

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Scafell Pike – Mon 23rd Oct 2000 – Callout 43 in 2000

Two adult men had rung 999 (from their mobile phone) to report becoming lost while attempting to descend from the summit of Scafell Pike. The team leader rang them back and asked them questions about the features they had passed and determined that they were probably on the footpath, at the top of Piers Gill. …

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Scafell – Sun 22nd Oct 2000 – Callout 42 in 2000

In the same phone call as above, Whitehaven Police also passed on details of a group of four climbers who were reported to be long overdue, having gone to do a long rock climb on Scafell crag. (Their ages ranged up to 74 yrs and information on medical history gave extra cause for concern.) The …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 22nd Oct 2000 – Callout 42 in 2000

At about 21.15 hrs – call from Whitehaven Police. The full Wasdale Team was immediately called out followed by support from the Millom Fell and Search Team and SARDA Search Dogs. The intention being to deal with the first incident before diverting attention to the second problem. About 18 Wasdale MRT members and 10 Millom …

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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 …

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Scafell – Sat 7th Oct 2000 – Callout 39 in 2000

Call from Whitehaven Police regarding a group (with a mobile phone) who were reporting themselves to be in difficulty and lost on the descent from Scafell. The team leader spoke to the lost party on the mobile and was advised that they were a group of four adults, reasonably well equipped but lost, having been …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 7th Oct 2000 – Callout 38 in 2000

Call from the Whitehaven Police at about 1715 hrs concerning a single 43 yr old man who was long overdue on Scafell Pike. The informant was at Wasdale Head. The man (from the North East) had last been seen near the summit at about 1535 hrs. when he became separated from his colleague. He did …

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