Incidents

Bad Step, Corridor Route – Wed 27th Aug 2003 – Callout 40 in 2003

Call from the police to deal with an injury on the Corridor Route to Scafell Pike. A middle aged lady had fallen around 3 metres by the bad step on the corridor route, just above Greta Ghyll. She sustained an injury to her left arm and side plus a bang on the head which had …

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Beck Head, Great Gable – Tue 26th Aug 2003 – Callout 39 in 2003

Whilst still dealing with the previous call, a second incident came in for a group of walkers lost on Great Gable, Beck Head. Wasdale Head car parks were checked out and whilst arrangements were being made to organise a party to locate them, they managed to get themselves off the mountain.

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Great End – Tue 26th Aug 2003 – Callout 38 in 2003 (limited)

Call from the police to deal with a group of walkers on mobile phone lost on Scafell Pike. They were qui ed by the team leader who continued to deal with the incident until it became apparent that they were at Esk Hause . The rescue was handed over to Keswick MRT who sent a …

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Beck Head, Great Gable – Mon 25th Aug 2003 – Callout 37 in 2003

Call from the police to rescue a 10 year old boy who had fallen at Beck Head, Great Gable. Due to the nature of the suspected injury a helicopter was called in from RAF Boulmer. The helicopter arrived on scene jus as the advance team members arrived. He was treated on the ground and airlifted …

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Siney Tarn, Eskdale – Sun 24th Aug 2003 – Callout 36 in 2003

Pager request from the Police to respond to broken ankle incident at Siney Tarn, Eskdale. A female walker had stumbled and broken her right ankle. Teams were sent up from two directions, Mitredale Forest and Diamond Crag at the back of the Outward Bound. The casualty was quickly located and carried down by stretcher to …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 17th Aug 2003 – Callout 35 in 2003

Pager request from the Police to respond to a ‘999’ call for an overdue group who were doing the three peaks. They were overdue by 90 minutes! They were contacted on their mobile phone and they were totally lost. They could see a tarn in the far distance but had no idea where they were. …

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Burnmoor Tarn – Mon 11th Aug 2003 – Callout 34 in 2003

Whilst the team leader was driving through to the base to deal with rescue 37 (see below), a second call came from the police to deal with a call for assistance from a group staying at the remote, Burnmoor Lodge, high on the fell, only accessible by foot, next to Burnmoor Tarn. A young man …

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Other Location – Mon 11th Aug 2003 – Callout 33 in 2003

Call from the police to respond to a call for help from the RSPCA and a dog owner whose Lurcher ‘puppy’ had wandered over the edge of the old brickworks clay quarry at Greenbank, Whitehaven. The dog which was an adult si e rather than puppy, was trapped and frightened 5 metres down the 30 …

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Muncaster Fell – Sun 10th Aug 2003 – Callout 32 in 2003

Pager request from the Police to respond to a mobile phone call for help from two walkers who were lost on Muncaster Fell. Although they could see the valley bottom, they were off the path, unnerved and needed help. The team were mustered and groups sent in from both the west and east ends of …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 10th Aug 2003 – Callout 31 in 2003 (limited)

Pager request from the Police to respond to a ‘999’ for a party of young teenagers who were overdue on their climb up Scafell Pike. The base was manned whilst more details were obtained. The missing group turned up safe and well at 2005 hrs.

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