Incidents

Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Sat 21st Dec 2002 – Callout 58 in 2002

Keswick MRT called in Wasdale MRT to assist in a search for two missing walkers. The male and female walker had failed to turn up at their hotel and their car was still parked at Seathwaite. A number of SARDA search dogs and handlers were mobilised along with the Keswick and Wasdale teams. By chance, …

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Great End – Wed 18th Dec 2002 – Callout 57 in 2002 (limited)

Two Wasdale team members on Great End were asked to lend a hand to Keswick MRT who were responding to a ‘999’ call for an elderly man with a broken ankle at Styhead stretcher box. They administered casualty care until the Keswick team arrived and stretchered the gentleman back down to the Keswick side. They …

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Lingmell – Tue 17th Dec 2002 – Callout 56 in 2002 (limited)

Following a call from the Wasdale Head Hotel, the base was manned whilst two team members investigated shouts and flashing lights on Lingmel Nose. They found four young men making their way slowly down the fellside in the dark. They had been trying to attract the attention of their friends in the valley bottom. Base …

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Stanley Ghyll, Eskdale – Tue 3rd Dec 2002 – Callout 55 in 2002 (limited)

Following a mobile phone ‘999’ call, the team were called by the police to locate and rescue four walkers who had become benighted at the top of Stanley Ghyll, Eskdale. Due to the close proximity of the track to the stranded party, a limited call-out was organised and a small group of five team members …

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Great Gable – Fri 22nd Nov 2002 – Callout 54 in 2002

Following a mobile phone ‘999’ call, the team were called by the police to rescue an injured walker high on Great Gable. He had been descending from Beck Head across the front of Great Gable and Little Hellgate when he slipped and fractured his lower left leg. The team carried out first aid casualty care …

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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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