Incidents

Scafell Pike – Sat 28th Apr 2007 – Alert

Whilst the team were assembling for incident 25, The Wasdale Head Hotel called the base to advise that a minibus had turned up with only the driver, the rest of the party were on Scafell Pike somewhere and long overdue. Whilst concentrating on incident 25, the Team leader decided to sit on this incident and …

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Upper Eskdale – Sat 28th Apr 2007 – Callout 16 in 2007

Whilst the team were assembling for incident 24(a) Langdale Ambleside MRT (LAMRT) called the Wasdale team to assist with the search for a missing group of 14. Two walkers were known to be suffering ankle injuries but we believed the group was still together, albeit moving slowly. Contact had been lost but it was believed …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 28th Apr 2007 – Alert

Whitehaven Police paged the team to follow up on a group of 7 overdue walkers who were training to do the Three Peak Challenge. The group from Horsham in Sussex had set off from home early that morning and were now long overdue on their descent from Scafell Pike. A limited callout was made, however …

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Great Gable – Sat 28th Apr 2007 – Callout 15 in 2007

Whilst the team were returning to Gosforth in their vehicles a further ‘999’ call came in from Great Gable. This involved a male walker in his 70’s who was walking with his daughter along the traverse path below White Napes when he slipped off the path and tumbled down the loose scree. He lacerated his …

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Great Gable – Sat 28th Apr 2007 – Callout 14 in 2007

Whilst the team were just about to send the second vehicle to the Muncaster Castle job (see below) a second call came in concerning a lady in her late 30’s who had slipped on the Gable traverse just to the west of Kern Knotts. It was reported to be a compound fracture of her leg. …

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Muncaster Castle – Sat 28th Apr 2007 – Callout 13 in 2007

Following a mobile ‘999’ call, the team were paged by Whitehaven Police to rescue a 77 yrs old female with a broken ankle in Bluebell woods on the Muncaster Castle Estate. The lady was found with some difficulty as she was not on one of the designated paths, however as soon as she was located, …

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Great Gable – Wed 25th Apr 2007 – Callout 12 in 2007

Following a mobile ‘999’ call, the police paged the team to attend to a 73 yr old male walker who had collapsed on the summit of Great Gable. The man, who was local, had been walking with a friend and collapsed at he reached the summit and became unconscious. The team called in the RAF …

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Unknown Location – Fri 20th Apr 2007 – Alert

A ‘999’ call came in from a worried parent regarding three 20 year old male walkers who had phoned home to say they were struggling coming down the mountain. They had been on Scafell Pike. They had reported to another parent that they could see a Tarn and were heading for it. Following a number …

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Great Gable – Tue 17th Apr 2007 – Callout 11 in 2007 (limited)

Whitehaven Police paged the team following a mobile ‘999’ call from a group of walkers lost on Great Gable. The group of 4 from Manchester had descended via Westmoreland Crags and got themselves onto the loose scree at the top of Great Hellgate. Unsure of their location and unhappy about the descent they called for …

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Bell Stand, Eskdale – Mon 16th Apr 2007 – Callout 10 in 2007

The police paged the team to rescue a fallen climber in Eskdale. The man from outside the area was solo climbing on Bell Stand Crag above the old Quarry in Eskdale. He slipped and fell approximately 5m down the crag and then tumbled down the slope at the bottom. He sustained a scalp wound, chest …

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