Incidents

Wasdale – Sat 30th Dec 2006 – Callout 56 in 2006

The team were called out by Cumbria police to rescue two walkers on Great Gable. The man and woman had been to the summit at 2.30 p.m., then again at 4.00 p.m., they believed they were at Beck Head and raised the alarm via a ‘999’ mobile phone call. They were in cloud and had …

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Kirkfell – Tue 26th Dec 2006 – Callout 55 in 2006

The team were called out by Cumbria Police to rescue an injured person on Kirk Fell. The 53 year old male walker was near the summit of Kirk Fell on the Ennerdale side, towards Blacksail Pass. The man, his son and girlfriend were in a steep gulley which leads from Baysoar Slack when he slipped …

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Scafell Pike – Fri 22nd Dec 2006 – Callout 54 in 2006

Request from Cumbria police to search for a pair of male walkers (30 and 18). They had set off from Brackenclose to climb Scafell Pike via Hollowstones and Mickledore. They completed the walk to the summit but became lost on the way back down. The team leader waited until 9.30 p.m. before calling the full …

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Haycock – Thu 21st Dec 2006 – Callout 53 in 2006

Request from Cockermouth team and Cumbria police to respond to a ‘999’ call from a father and son who had set off earlier that day to walk from Wasdale to Ennerdale YHA via Netherbeck / Haycock. The became disorientated and ended up at Red Crag on the Blengdale side of Haycock. They could see a …

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River Ehen – Tue 19th Dec 2006 – Callout 52 in 2006

Request from Cumbria police to assist in the search for a female in her mid thirties, reported missing that morning from the Thornhill area. The team assembled ready to begin the search in fields and footpaths when the call came through from the police that the missing person’s body had been located in the River …

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Whoap Fell – Sun 17th Dec 2006 – Callout 51 in 2006

Request from Cumbria Ambulance service, via the police to assist with a male casualty reported to have collapsed near the Cold Fell road. Team attended and assisted Great North Air Ambulance crew who then flew the casualty to West Cumberland Hospital with suspected heart failure. The group’s location was on the path on the west …

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Other Location – Thu 14th Dec 2006 – Callout 50 in 2006

Three male walkers were benighted on the Scafell range in severe weather conditions and although they had telephoned their wives to let them know that they were happy to bivvy out until the morning, due to the medical history on one of the walkers, the Langdale and Ambleside Team were called out to locate the …

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Other Location – Thu 23rd Nov 2006 – Callout 49 in 2006

Call from Keswick MRT to assist in the search for a missing 69 year old male walker who had set off from Hawes End to walk Catbells the previous day with his dog and failed to turn up at home. The man was on holiday with his wife. Keswick MRT had been out all night …

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Greta Gill, Scafell Pike – Fri 17th Nov 2006 – Callout 48 in 2006

Whitehaven Police paged the team to rescue three adult walkers who had become lost on Scafell Pike. They had driven up from Essex that morning and set off to climb Scafell Pike at 1.00 p.m. They had reasonable equipment and lights but on their descent they became disorientated so called the police on their mobile. …

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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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