Incidents

Scafell Pike – Tue 30th Jul 2002 – Callout 28 in 2002

Whitehaven police put out an incident alert on the pager system to rescue a father and his two teenage sons who had become disorientated on their descent from Scafell Pike. They had a mobile phone so the team could ask a number of questions that helped locate their position. They had set off from Seatoller …

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Haycock – Sat 6th Jul 2002 – Callout 27 in 2002

Whitehaven police called the team leader to inform of a walker in his mid-sixties who was overdue. His wife at Keswick had raised the alarm. He had left his car at the pump house, Ennerdale to walk to Blacksail and return via Pillar, Haycock and Cawfell. The team leader spoke with the Cockermouth MRT and …

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Lingmell – Sat 6th Jul 2002 – Callout 26 in 2002 (limited)

Call from the police to investigate a report from an informant from North Hants who was descending from Scafell Pike when he witnessed a party on Flash Knotts (below Lingmell Crag on the northern side of Piers Gill) set off a red flare trying to attract the attention of rescue helicopter in the area. RAF …

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Mickledore, Scafell Pike – Thu 4th Jul 2002 – Callout 25 in 2002 (limited)

Call from the police to rescue two walkers in their twenties who were lost on Scafell Pike (adjacent to a stretcher box). After giving advice over the mobile phone, the team leader walked up to meet them at the bottom of Mickledore making their way slowly, but safely down the mountain. Two team members were …

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Shamrock, Scafell – Tue 2nd Jul 2002 – Callout 24 in 2002

Call from the police to rescue a walker with a broken leg below Lord’s Rake on Scafell. It turned out that he had more serious injuries. He and his father were descending from Scafell via Lords rake when they took a wrong turn in the mist and started to descend Shamrock (a very slippery, steep …

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Mon 1st Jul 2002 – Callout 23 in 2002 (limited)

Call from the police to rescue a group of four Duke of Edinburgh children who had become separated by the beck (in flood) on the Scafell side of Brown Tongue. One team member walked up to assist the group safely off the fell. Rescue completed by 1800 hrs.

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