Incidents

Scafell Pike – Sun 27th Jun 2004 – Callout 22 in 2004

Call from Workington Police regarding a party of four, long overdue on the Pike and doing the Three Peaks challenge. Set off from Seathwaite at 02.00 hrs and supposed to return there. One of their party was apparently a “map reader”, so the informants were concerned they hadn’t returned. We would normally have done nothing …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 27th Jun 2004 – Alert

Call from Workington Police regarding a party of two, long overdue on Scafell Pike and doing the Three Peaks challenge. Last seen at Mickledore at 0200 hrs but reported to be reasonably well equipped. The Team Leader advised the informant to wait until later in morning before getting too concerned. They turned up safe and …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 26th Jun 2004 – Callout 21 in 2004

Call from Workington Police regarding a single 36 yr old male long overdue on Scafell Pike. Last seen near the summit at 21.15 hrs but wearing waterproofs etc. The group of Three Peakers had set off from Seathwaite and were intending to be picked up again in Wasdale. Although they had split their group to …

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Woolworth Boulder, Scafell Pike – Wed 23rd Jun 2004 – Callout 20 in 2004

The team were called out to attend to a 46 yr old local man who had collapsed at the Woolworth Boulder with diabetic related problem but now had central chest pain. The party of four walkers had set off earlier that morning from the head of the Lake on the way up to Scafell Pike …

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Scafell Pike – Wed 23rd Jun 2004 – Alert

Call from Workington Police regarding two males reported long overdue on Scafell Pike (and doing the Three Peaks challenge). They’d set off from Seathwaite at 22.30 hrs and were supposed to get picked up in Wasdale at 00.40 hrs. They had waterproofs etc and didn’t sound to be “at risk”. The Team Leader advised them …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 20th Jun 2004 – Alert

Call form Workington Police regarding a 56yr old male long overdue on Scafell Pike. His wife was ringing from the Wasdale Head Hotel and was very concerned because he hadn’t been seen since 21.30 hrs. when he was just leaving the summit of the Pike. He did apparently have two torches and waterproofs etc. but …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 12th Jun 2004 – Callout 19 in 2004

The team leader was paged by Workington Police to investigate an overdue fellwalker. The male walker in his early thirties had set off from the Blackpool area at 0600 hrs that day to climb Scafell Pike and Scafell from Langdale. He made his last call at 1300 hrs from the summit of Scafell Pike before …

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Wasdale – Sat 12th Jun 2004 – Callout 18 in 2004

Whilst the team were preparing to undergo helicopter training at Wasdale Head, a mountain bike cyclist pulled up and asked where the nearest telephone was. He advised us that a cycling colleague had fallen off his mountain bike whilst traveling from Tongue Moor to Brackenclose, a section on the weekend’s mountain bike challenge. He had …

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Dent Fell – Mon 7th Jun 2004 – Callout 17 in 2004

The team were called by the police to attend to a male walker in his late 50’s who had collapsed with a heart attack on the summit of Dent. The Air Ambulance had already been called and arrived on scene before the team. The walker was airlifted to hospital but had already died on scene. …

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Great Gable – Sat 5th Jun 2004 – Callout 16 in 2004

The team were called by Workington Police to rescue a 29yr old male walker who had become cragfast on steep scree on Great Gable. He had been descending when he lost his way in thick cloud. He managed to call the team on his mobile (battery on low) and advised he was on the south …

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