Incidents

Yewbarrow – Sat 30th Oct 2004 – Callout 44 in 2004

The team were called out by the police to rescue an injured person on Yewbarrow. The casualty was a male walker/ scrambler in his mid to late 20’s. The alarm had been raised by his two friends. The group had set off in the early evening from Overbeck car park to go up the fell …

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Blengdale – Tue 26th Oct 2004 – Callout 43 in 2004

The team were asked by the police to recover a body from the fell near Skalderskew Farm, Blengdale. The man in his late thirties collapsed and died. 12 team members attended and recovered the body to the roadside.

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Upper Eskdale – Mon 18th Oct 2004 – Alert

This story is being reported here, not as an official incident, but to give recognition to those walkers who make their own way off the mountain rather than just call the rescue teams. The team leader and a friend were out for a scramble on Scafell when they came across a 70 year old man …

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Mon 11th Oct 2004 – Callout 42 in 2004 (limited)

The team were called to assist a couple who were struggling to locate the Corridor route descent path from Scafell Pike. They were on their mobile phone and were directed by the team leader until they found the path. They were just below the rock step above Great Gill. As they were still a little …

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Mitredale – Sat 9th Oct 2004 – Callout 41 in 2004

The team were called to rescue an 18-year-old woman who suffered an ankle injury in Miterdale, in an area known as the Amphitheatre. The woman, who was taking part in activities as part of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, was stretchered for two miles to the bottom of the fell. She did not require hospital …

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Beck Head, Great Gable – Fri 8th Oct 2004 – Callout 40 in 2004

The team were called out to assist a walker who had suspected knee ligament damage. The 30-year-old walker from Colchester got into difficulties on Great Gable, near Kirk Fell. The team decided to use the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA) to evacuate the casualty to West Cumberland Hospital as there was a suitably level area …

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