Incidents

Great Gable – Wed 30th Oct 2002 – Callout 53 in 2002 (limited)

Flashing lights seen high on Great Gable on the climbers traverse. Six flashes were seen in response to the three flash call. A limited callout was made to investigate the distress signals. Thankfully no-one was injured and the family of five plus a friend were safely walked down to the valley bottom. A clear night, …

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Pillar – Wed 30th Oct 2002 – Callout 52 in 2002

999 call by mobile phone to the police requesting assistance. The team were called to attend a walker on the summit ridge of Pillar with chest pains. Due to the nature of the incident an RAF helicopter was requested. The team were well advanced on the hill when the Sea King (Rescue 177) arrived from …

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Scafell Pike – Fri 25th Oct 2002 – Callout 51 in 2002

Call from Workington Police to advise that a family of adults and two children were overdue, returning from a walk up Scafell Pike. They were last seen on the summit of the Pike at 1700 hrs. in low cloud. Wasdale, Keswick and Ambleside teams were on standby. Wasdale MRT sent a two small groups out …

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Scafell Pike – Wed 23rd Oct 2002 – Callout 50 in 2002

The Deputy Team leader was called following a report of an overdue Mother and son who had been coming down off Scafell Pike. Preliminary arrangements were being made to investigate the situation when they eventually turned up safe and well. The incident was a well intentioned 999 call.

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sat 19th Oct 2002 – Callout 49 in 2002

Whitehaven Police called the team to attend to a lady with a suspected broken ankle on Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike path. The team had only just finished the earlier rescue but were able to quickly divert. The rescue was completed by 2100 hrs.

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Eskdale – Sat 19th Oct 2002 – Callout 48 in 2002

Whitehaven Police called the team to attend to a climber who had fallen 10 metres in Eskdale and suffered multiple injuries. The climber was climbing on Linbeck and fell from the top of the climb sustaining serious head, chest and spinal injuries. The team doctors administered first aid on the scene and he was airlifted …

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Yewbarrow – Sun 6th Oct 2002 – Callout 47 in 2002

Whitehaven Police called again to report a climber stuck on Yewbarrow. The climber was rescued whilst the first incident was being dealt with. These two incidents happened within 15 minutes of each other and effectively split the resources of the team in half. Regardless of this, both incidents were managed effectively.

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Sun 6th Oct 2002 – Callout 46 in 2002

Whitehaven Police called the team to assist a crag fast walker who was stuck above Broad Stand. He was located approximately 60m above the Mickledore Col, at the top of Broad Stand but crag fast on the slippery surface, 30 metres across towards Mickledore Chimney. He was lowered off the crag and flown back down …

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Wasdale – Sat 5th Oct 2002 – Callout 45 in 2002

Whilst the team were preparing to search for the missing man ( incident 48), a group of walkers approached with their colleague who had sustained a dislocated shoulder whilst descending Mickledore on Scafell Pike. He had fallen four times during his descent but managed to get himself off the fell. He was treated by the …

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Harter Fell – Sat 5th Oct 2002 – Callout 44 in 2002

The team was called out to help locate a distressed man who had left his car at Eskdale and gone for a walk on Harter fell. He was found safe and well at Cockley Beck bridge by a Langdale Ambleside SARDA Handler later that evening. In addition to the team, a number of search dogs …

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