Callout 65 in 2007

Police callout to investigate a sighting of a possible body located on Lingmell Crags. The informant initially gave a description which put the body on the Crags above Piers Gill, viewed from the Corridor Route. However, once the team were on the hill, more information was obtained which put the Read more…

Alert in 2007

Not exactly a team callout but as close to one as you could get. Self rescue and a very close shave. Boulder slide at Foxes Tarn which trapped a walker and very nearly ended as a major rescue – see true story for detailsThere have now been a couple of Read more…

Callout 64 in 2007

Team called to assist a female fell-walker who had a suspected torn calf muscle and was unable to walk off the fell by herself. She was quickly located on the Corridor Route, just off Lingmell Col and stretchered down to Wasdale. The injury did not require hospital treatment but was Read more…

Callout 63 in 2007

Two walkers were reported to be stuck on the Screes above Wastwater. A small team were sent to establish their location. They were found quickly, not in any danger and not far from the pumphouse end of the lake – they had just run out of daylight and had no Read more…

Callout 62 in 2007

A party of two walkers became disorientated on the summit of Great Gable. They used their mobile phone to call ‘999’ for assistance. Communication was very difficult and they were unhappy about being given directions over the phone even though they were standing at the summit cairn facing the remembrance Read more…

Callout 60 in 2007

Police paged the team to search for a missing 60yr old male walker from Wirral in Cheshire who was up on holiday and failed to return to his accommodation. He was walking in the area between Seatallan and Middle Fell. 12 Wasdale MRT plus 4 SARDA search dogs were involved Read more…

Callout 59 in 2007

The team were called in to search for a missing father and son (12 yrs) who were due back at Seathwaite at 4.30 p.m. from a walk up Scafell Pike via the corridor route. The wife raised the alarm from a phone box at Seathwaite. Duddon & Furness team were Read more…

Callout 58 in 2007

The team were paged by the police to respond to a female who was crag fast in a quarry near Bigrigg, Egremont. Clints Quarry is an overgrown disused quarry with steep sides. The lady had been walking round the quarry when she fell down the bank but her fall was Read more…

Callout 57 in 2007

Call at 23:20hr from Cumbria Police. Informant was Police in North Wales which caused some confusion. They had a police team doing 3 peaks and reported a male walker with a broken ankle in group also doing the 3 peaks by the slabs just below the summit plateau on Scafell Read more…

Callout 56 in 2007

Called by Police. Report of a camper wagon off the Hardknott pass road on the Wrynose side. ‘Driver could not get out for fear of vehicle dropping over edge’. The team were asked to stabilise the vehicle. Landrover with winch was dispatched with crash gear and stakes. The Fire brigade Read more…