Incidents

Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Tue 23rd Dec 2003 – Callout 51 in 2003

The team were called by the police to respond to a call from the Borrowdale YHA. A male walker in his late 30s had set off from Seathwaite at 0900 hrs that morning to climb Scafell Pike and had not returned. Wasdale, Keswick, Duddon & Furness plus six SARDA dog handlers were called out to …

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Mitredale – Sat 6th Dec 2003 – Callout 50 in 2003

The team were called to respond to a ‘999’ call and rescue a local male hunt follower who had collapsed whilst following the local hunt, high on the fells above Mitredale. When the team arrived on scene, his fellow colleagues had been trying hard for some time to revive him but had been unsuccessful. The …

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Lingmell – Mon 1st Dec 2003 – Callout 49 in 2003

A number of calls reported to the police regarding 6 flashing lights on Lingmel (distress signal). Very windy evening. A small group was sent out to investigate but no further lights seen, no cars in car park. Team stood down at 2030 hrs. Well intentioned false alarm. This rescue took place at the same time …

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Scafell Pike – Thu 30th Oct 2003 – Callout 48 in 2003

Called in to support Langdale & Ambleside MRT (LAMRT) to search the Scafell range for a missing father and son long overdue. Their car was in the Langdale Valley and they had set off early the previous day from Burnley to climb Scafell Pike. They were ill equipped with no map or torch, light waterproofs. …

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Eskdale – Wed 15th Oct 2003 – Callout 47 in 2003

Call from the Police at 0900 hrs. A female informant at the Eskdale YHA, had taken a walk up Scafell while her friend was going to do a low level walk in the valley. The friend hadn’t turned up and was long overdue… 51 yr old female, only lightly equipped for low level walk, no …

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Mosedale – Sat 11th Oct 2003 – Callout 46 in 2003 (limited)

The police were called by a group of four lady fell walkers who were looking for advice on whether to proceed to Ennerdale. They had started their walk in Eskdale, walked across to Wasdale and proceeded up Yewbarrow, red Pike and were on their way across to Pillar via Wind Gap. The team leader spoke …

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Sty Head – Sat 11th Oct 2003 – Callout 45 in 2003

Workington police paged the team leader concerning a walker with a broken ankle at Styhead. There was some discussion with Keswick team who were also called out to a similar incident. There had been two reports from the fell of what at first appeared to be two separate incidents. When it was firmly established that …

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Yewbarrow – Thu 2nd Oct 2003 – Callout 44 in 2003

A 22 yr old male scrambler had started up the front of Bell Rib on Yewbarrow when he tumble fell around 10 meters injuring his femur. He was on his own but managed to call the police on his mobile phone. The fracture was serious as it was at the very top of the long …

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Wasdale – Sun 28th Sep 2003 – Callout 43 in 2003

Callout to search for missing person in the Wasdale valley. The team were mustered ready to go out when the person turned up safe and well. The person lost was a male walker with a medical condition hence the concern about him being overdue when he became separated from his walking partner.

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Scafell – Sat 20th Sep 2003 – Callout 42 in 2003

Call from the police to deal with a broken ankle at Catcove Beck, Scafell. The male walker was slightly higher up the mountain than Catcove, 1km further on towards Slightside. The team approached from Taw House Farm, Eskdale and stretchered the casualty back down the valley to the waiting ambulance which took him to West …

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