Incidents

Unknown Location – Fri 20th Sep 2002 – Callout 43 in 2002

The Wasdale team along with three of the other central lakes teams were put on standby to search for a missing aircraft. The call had been made because there was concern that an aircraft had failed to report in whilst on maneuvers over the lake district. The plane was subsequently accounted for and the teams …

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Buckbarrow, Wasdale – Thu 19th Sep 2002 – Callout 42 in 2002 (limited)

A similar rescue but on the western side of the Witch Buttress – this sheep was not so lucky and fought free whilst being rescued, falling to the deck and injuring itself. The animal was carried back down to the waiting farmer who was pleased the animal was still alive and repairable.

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Buckbarrow, Wasdale – Tue 17th Sep 2002 – Callout 41 in 2002

Called to rescue a sheep that had become cragfast high on the west facing craggs of second gulley, Buckbarrow. The animal had been there for many days and all the possible food had been cleared down to the bare rock. Two team members managed to get the animal down with minimal difficulty (lowered from the …

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Unknown Location – Sat 7th Sep 2002 – Callout 40 in 2002

On the same day, whilst the team were at the Wasdale Head Inn auctioning off the

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Lingmell – Sat 7th Sep 2002 – Callout 39 in 2002

As part of the teams Fern Knotts fundraising weekend, one of our team members had organised a new fell race ‘ the Lingmell Dash’. One of the participants took a major tumble on the return leg a fractured her femur (upper leg). Due to the serious nature of this type of fracture, a helicopter was …

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Upper Eskdale – Thu 5th Sep 2002 – Callout 38 in 2002

The team were called to find a long overdue walker who had left Seathwaite to climb Scafell Pike and had failed to turn up. Keswick Team and SARDA (search dogs) were called out and Wasdale put 5 search parties out on the Wasdale and Eskdale sides. He was found safe and well at Sampson’s Stones …

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Great Gable – Tue 3rd Sep 2002 – Callout 37 in 2002

A 61 yrs old male had become separated from his walking partner en route from Ennerdale to Windy Gap (Great Gable). The missing person was carrying two 25 lb rucksacks and had a medical history. Keswick MRT and Cockermouth MRT were put on standby whilst further checks were made prior to a Wasdale full call-out. …

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Whin Rigg – Mon 2nd Sep 2002 – Callout 36 in 2002 (limited)

The team were called to help two 21 year old girls who had become benighted on their way down from Whin Rigg on the Screes. They were walking from Eskdale Youth Hostel to Wasdale Hall youth Hostel. Two team members went up to find them and check their condition. They were located at the top …

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Dent Fell – Sun 1st Sep 2002 – Callout 35 in 2002

The team were called to help a walker with chest pains on Dent whilst dealing with No. 37. As the helicopter was already with the team they were used to attend this incident as well. More details to follow when I get them.

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Great Gable – Sun 1st Sep 2002 – Callout 34 in 2002

The team was called out to help a walker who had been seen fallen 30m whilst scrambling on Westmoreland Cairn, Great Gable summit. Although having taken a massive fall, when he hit the bottom he stood up and slowly started making his way down Great Hell Gate scree. One of the team members already walking …

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