Incidents

Scafell Pike – Sun 25th Apr 2004 – Alert

Not logged as an incident. A mixed group doing the three peaks became lost, were tired and cold and their lights were failing so they dialed ‘999’ for mountain rescue. 0255 hrs call from Workington Police. A group of five people (males and females from Watford) had got “stuck” a third of the way down …

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Mosedale – Wed 21st Apr 2004 – Callout 11 in 2004

Not an incident as such but could be classed as a proactive team response under the category of incident prevention.1130 hrs a large party of children had been dropped off at Wasdale Head and set off up Mosedale – they appeared ill equipped but no action was taken apart from noting where they were going.1530 …

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Crinkle Crags – Wed 14th Apr 2004 – Callout 10 in 2004

Or should that be 13th April……Three men were going to camp at Sprinkling Tarn and were en route via the bad step on Crinkle Crags. One of them decided to bypass the step by going over Long Top, whilst the other two carried on up the step. They were meant to meet up again but …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 11th Apr 2004 – Callout 9 in 2004

Telephone call form Workington Police reporting two men, in their early twenties, overdue form a walk up the Corridor route and onto Scafell Pike. The team were already mobilised (see previous incident) so there was a search of the car parks at Wasdale and the Police checked car parks on the Seathwaite (Keswick) side of …

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Scafell – Sun 11th Apr 2004 – Callout 8 in 2004 (limited)

Call received from Workington Police concerning a party of “3 Peakers” who had just come down off Scafell Pike and had heard shouts for help coming from the Rake End area of Scafell. They were all convinced the shouts were human although they hadn’t established any form of communication (no other words used but “help”). …

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Unknown Location – Sat 3rd Apr 2004 – Alert

Workington Police put out a pager message regarding an incident. A request had come in from a concerned partner about a male walker from the Midlands who was walking / camping in the Lake District. The team leader took the call and after assessing the circumstances, discussing the details with a team member, decided to …

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