Incidents

Great Gable – Wed 29th Jun 2005 – Callout 20 in 2005

Call from Workington police to respond to a male walker in his early 50’s with chest pains on Great Gable. Due to the potential serious nature of the incident the Team Leader immediately requested an RAF helicopter. The ill walker was with a group of 4 other walkers, ascending Styhead when one became ill with …

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Great Gable – Wed 29th Jun 2005 – Alert

Call from Workington police regarding two female walkers who were stuck on Great Gable on steep ground with very large rucksacks and needed rescuing. The Team Leader decided to sit on it as it did not constitute an emergency. When rescue 27 was completed the team called Workington police to check on the situation with …

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Unknown Location – Sun 26th Jun 2005 – Callout 19 in 2005

Call from Workington Police, via Essex Police. A 23yr old female had last had mobile contact with her mother (in Essex) about 1.5 hours ago. She’d said she was lost on the fells and was “sliding down rocks on Scafell”, when the phone signal cut out and couldn’t be made again. Mother was worried that …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 26th Jun 2005 – Alert

Call from Workington Police regarding a man lost on Scafell Pike. The Team Leader spoke to him by mobile phone (between repeatedly being cut off with poor reception). Established which valley he’d set off from and what route he’d taken so far and that he appeared to be overlooking Eskdale. He’d become separated from others …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 25th Jun 2005 – Callout 18 in 2005

Telephone call from the Woolpack directly to the Team Leader. Two residents long overdue on a route from Brotherilkeld to Scafell Pike, via Little Narrow Cove. They were both around 60 yr old and there was other cause for concern. The Team leader waited until after 9pm before doing a full team call out. They …

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Slight Side, Scafell – Sat 25th Jun 2005 – Alert

Call from Workington Police regarding a man who hadn’t seen his 59 yr old wife for a couple of hours. They had disagreed about which route to take from Slight Side and split up there, only to spend some time trying to find each other again. He was at the telephone box, bottom of Hard …

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Scafell Pike – Tue 21st Jun 2005 – Callout 17 in 2005

Whilst on the hill dealing with rescue 20, the Team Leader took a call from Workington Police regarding a missing walker from another 3 peaks group. In this case, a 29yr old male with an RAF group had last been seen near the summit at about 9.00 pm. that evening. He was apparently carrying little …

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Scafell Pike – Tue 21st Jun 2005 – Callout 16 in 2005

One of the WMRT members who lives at Wasdale Head rang from the Hotel at about 10.15pm Someone was reporting that one of their party (male, in his 40’s) was unable to walk but was near the summit of Scafell Pike. Initial information was sparse but we knew that it involved a groin injury that …

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Wastwater Screes – Mon 20th Jun 2005 – Callout 15 in 2005

The team were called by Workington Police at about 12.30pm, regarding a male walker who’d been hit by a piece of rock, sustaining a gash to his lower leg. He was with a group from English Nature and the National Trust and was inspecting aspects of interest within the SSSI and SAC (Special Area of …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 12th Jun 2005 – Alert

For interest, the Keswick MR Team Leader rang on the Monday morning at about 09.30am. He’d been up till about 2.45am trying to resolve the case of a missing person on Scafell Pike and was ringing to tell me the outcome. The case involves a man and wife who become separated somewhere on the Pike. …

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