Incidents

Devoke Water – Thu 26th Oct 2006 – Callout 47 in 2006

Whitehaven Police called out the team to assist in the search for a missing male in his mid thirties who had left his family earlier that morning to walk on his own. They were on holiday from Oxfordshire. The last sighting was near Devoke water earlier in the day. He was not equipped for a …

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Esk Hause – Wed 25th Oct 2006 – Callout 46 in 2006

Team were paged by the police to search for a missing walker on the Scafell Range. The man in his early fifties was up in the Lake District on holiday with his wife and daughter. He had left Wasdale Head earlier in the day on his own to climb Scafell Pike. Although reasonably well equipped, …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Tue 24th Oct 2006 – Alert

Team were paged by the police to help a man and woman who had become lost on their decent from Scafell Pike. The couple had set off earlier in the day with their dog from Brackenclose to climb the Pike. They ascended by Mickledore and went over the top and down to Broad Crag Col. …

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Other Location – Sat 14th Oct 2006 – Alert

Team were paged by the police following a ‘999’ call via a mobile phone. A 60 yr old man and wife from Stoke had been walking round Ennerdale Lake when darkness fell and they were lost with no torch. They were somewhere on the west side of the lake. The incident was handed over to …

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Traverse Path, Pikes Crag – Sat 14th Oct 2006 – Callout 45 in 2006

‘999’ call made to the police from a male walker in his 30’s who had slipped on the Scafell Pike traverse path and broken his left ankle. He and his two fellow male walkers were on a camping expedition. From Dumfries, they had walked up from Seathwaite, up the Corridor route to Lingmel Col, then …

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St Bees Head – Thu 12th Oct 2006 – Callout 44 in 2006

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to rescue a lady with leg injuries near the St.Bees lighthouse. The ambulance had been called to the incident but the lady and her husband were a mile away up a very rough and flooded track. The couple were on holiday from Staffordshire and staying in St. Bees. She …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Tue 10th Oct 2006 – Callout 43 in 2006

Within two hours of the previous callout closing, the police paged the team to assist a single male walker who had become disorientated on the descent from Scafell Pike in changing visibility and low cloud. The team were assisted by a helicopter from RAF Wattisham who were on deployment to Wasdale Head carrying out essential …

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Broad Crag – Tue 10th Oct 2006 – Callout 42 in 2006

The team were called to assist a lady who had been camping overnight on the mountain had become faint and unwell. She was at Broad Crag tarn, the highest tarn in England and only a few hundred feet from the summit of Scafell Pike. Assistance was called by mobile phone but when the team got …

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