Incidents

Scafell Pike – Tue 20th May 2003 – Alert

The team leader was called by the police to investigate a father and son who were long overdue on a walk to the summit of Scafell Pike. A check was carried out of the car parks and the bottom reaches of the fell path. The father and son turned up safe and well at 2355 …

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Wasdale – Sat 17th May 2003 – Callout 14 in 2003 (limited)

The team leader was called to attend to an alarm raised for overdue walkers. The team were put on standby while more information was gathered. Two team members investigated at Wasdale. The incident was stood down at 2018 hrs.

(Note – team policy is to record those incidents where the police are involved and team …

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Kirkfell – Tue 13th May 2003 – Callout 13 in 2003

The team leader was called to rescue a male walker in his late sixties who had collapsed near the summit of Kirk Fell. Around 20 team members were involved in the subsequent rescue and due to the potential seriousness of the incident (suspect heart failure), an RAF helicopter was requested. The helicopter from RAF Valley, …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 11th May 2003 – Callout 12 in 2003

Workington police paged the team to attend an incident at Wasdale Head. A male and female walker had become cragfast the previous day and spent the night on the fell. In the morning the man had scrambled out of the Ghyll to raise the ‘999’ alarm through another walker he met with a mobile phone …

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