Incidents

Unknown Location – Mon 27th Sep 2004 – Callout 39 in 2004

Whitehaven Police paged the Team to respond to a call for assistance from a walker who had just run all the way down from Green Hole, Upper Eskdale – his friend had been descending from Crinkle Crags and whilst crossing a gorge had slipped and fallen 10m, landing badly and injuring his head. The …

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Scafell – Sat 25th Sep 2004 – Callout 38 in 2004 (limited)

Whitehaven Police paged the Team to respond to a report of lights seen on Scafell. The lights had remained static for around an hour. A limited callout was undertaken to investigate the lights and when a small group of six team members had eventually gathered at Gosforth the decision was made to stand down the …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Fri 24th Sep 2004 – Callout 37 in 2004 (limited)

Workington Police contacted the Team to respond to a call for help from two cragfast walkers. The request was for Scafell Pike but their location was actually above Broad Stand on Scafell. A limited callout of team member took place at 2152 hrs once details had been established. Two team members went up to Mickledore …

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Wasdale – Fri 24th Sep 2004 – Alert

Whilst setting up the vehicles with the new high band radio sets a call came in from the Wasdale Head hotel. They had received a telephone call from a lady in Shropshire who had been contacted by her husband and another walker who had been climbing Scafell Pike and had descended the wrong side. They …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 19th Sep 2004 – Callout 36 in 2004

Workington Police contacted the Team to respond to whistles heard at Dropping Crag, Scafell Pike. A group of walkers were descending from the Pike towards Lingmell Col when they heard a lot of whistles. They contacted the police and the police paged the team who were traveling back from a full days practice in Eskdale. …

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Pillar – Wed 15th Sep 2004 – Alert

Workington Police contacted the Team Leader to search for a missing 80 year old who was long overdue from his walk in the Pillar area. The team were called out but whilst team members were leaving home to make their way to the base at Gosforth the missing person turned up safe and well. The …

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Scafell Pike – Wed 15th Sep 2004 – Alert

Workington Police asked the team to deal with an overdue group on Scafell Pike. Whilst the team leader was collecting information the missing persons turned up safe and well. Not recorded as a formal incident as no team members went on the fell however noted her for information.

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Muncaster Fell – Tue 14th Sep 2004 – Callout 35 in 2004 (limited)

Workington Police paged the team to respond to a call for help from an elderly married couple who were lost on Muncaster Fell at Ross’s Camp (The large slab that forms a table). The weather was windy with heavy rain showers. The couple in their early sixties, were on holiday in Keswick from Essex. They …

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Yewbarrow – Sat 11th Sep 2004 – Callout 34 in 2004

Whitehaven Police contacted the Team leader to rescue a middle aged male walker who had broken his leg on the Yewbarrow ridge just above Great Door. The break was a serious dislocated fracture of the tib and fib and required a helicopter evacuation. The cloud was down and so he was stretchered off the ridge …

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Wastwater Screes – Mon 6th Sep 2004 – Callout 33 in 2004

Whitehaven Police paged the team to respond to an incident at Wastwater lake. A diving group had been concerned over the distressed barking of a dog on the far side of the lake. This continued for over half an hour and was then followed by shouts for help. The cries were coming from high up …

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