2003 Rescue 37

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.

2003 Rescue 35

Pager request from the Workington Police to support an ambulance crew who were called to attend to an injured person 300 metres from the roadside. Although close to the road they were unable to carry him to the road. He had sustained a serious injury to his back whilst swimming Read more…

2003 Rescue 34

Call from the Police to rescue a female walker in her 40’s who had stumbled on her descent from Styhead in the Spouthead Beck area and fractured her arm. A good turnout of members and quick response was possible as the team were already mustering for the team practice due Read more…

2003 Rescue 32

Call from the Police to investigate a missing family group, four adults and two children who had climbed Scafell Pike. They had left Coniston camp site at 1100 hrs the previous morning and had not turned up by 0030 hrs. The husband of one of the missing persons called the Read more…

2003 Rescue 31

The team were called to rescue a lady in her early 40’s who suffered a stumble fall into quite a deep ditch, a few hundred meters from Bowderdale Farm, Netherbeck. The team went in from the farm. The lady had clearly broken her right tib and fib which was splinted Read more…

2003 Rescue 29

Wasdale team were called to search for missing walkers on Scafell Pike. Cloud level was down. The full team were called out to search however the missing persons turned up safe and well before the search groups got out onto the fell.

2003 Rescue 28

Wasdale team were called to assist in the search for a 59yr old male walker who had left the Old Dungeon Ghyll to tackle Bowfell / Esk Pike / Broad Crag / Scafell Pike / Scafell (via Broad Stand) and returning back to Langdale. His car was still at ODG Read more…

2003 Rescue 27

Whilst tidying up and closing the base to incident 25, a further call came in to say a lady had broken her ankle below Pikes Crag on Scafell Pike. There was some initial concern that this lady may have been the one heard in incident 25. Also we were surprised Read more…

2003 Rescue 26

As soon as the helicopter had left the location of incident 24 the team started walking down. All team members then heard what sounded like a female in pain and shrieking, high on Scafell around the Shamrock area. The team split into smaller search groups and scaled all the gulleys Read more…

2003 Rescue 25

The police called the team to respond to a male with a suspect broken leg on Scafell. On questioning the informant (by mobile phone) it transpired that he was in sight and verbal contact with the injured man who had been descending ‘D’ gulley to the East of Pikes Crag Read more…

2003 Rescue 24

Whilst dealing with the incident below a report came in from the police to deal with another incident. The local ramblers had completed their walks in Wasdale and had returned to the coach by the lakeside. One of their party, an 80 year old male had walked off and had Read more…

2003 Rescue 23

Team called to respond to a Father and young child overdue on their walk up Scafell Pike. One child had already returned to the car at Wasdale Head earlier in the afternoon. The team were assembled and the advance vehicle went up to commence the search. The father and child Read more…

2003 Rescue 21

The team was called by the police to respond to a mobile ‘999’ call. A middle aged male walker had a suspect broken ankle somewhere in the Hollowstones area on his descent from Scafell Pike back down to Wasdale Head. He was with his two sons who had managed to Read more…

2003 Rescue 20

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 Read more…

2003 Rescue 19

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 Read more…

2003 Rescue 18

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. Read more…