Incidents

Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 27th Oct 2007 – Alert

‘999’ mobile call to Cumbria police from walkers who were lost after descending Scafell Pike. The team leader established that they were located at the corner of Piers Gill where it comes up against Straight Gill (less than 50 metres from the incident 72). He advised them to retrace their steps to the wall at …

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Unknown Location – Fri 26th Oct 2007 – Alert

Paged by the Police following a call for help to locate a group of 5 adults and 1 teenager who had set off that day “to climb a mountain somewhere in Eskdale or Wasdale”. They were all staying in a guest house in Eskdale. As the informant, the wife of one of the walkers, could …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Fri 26th Oct 2007 – Callout 63 in 2007

Paged by the Police following a ‘999’ mobile call reporting 2 teenage male walkers who were somewhere near Scafell Pike, overlooking a river and stick on a rocky ledge. One of the walkers had injuries. Due to the uncertainty of location the team leader requested additional manpower for the search and eventual carry off. Duddon …

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Kirkfell – Thu 25th Oct 2007 – Alert

Paged by the Police following a call regarding 3 missing/overdue walkers in the Kirk Fell area. The Deputy Leader made the decision to take no further action at this time but to wait. The three missing walkers turned up safe and well at Seathwaite at 8.06 p.m.- No further action necessary and the incident log …

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Scafell – Sat 20th Oct 2007 – Alert

Paged by the Police following a ‘999’ call for missing climbers who had spent the day on Scafell. It was clear night and the team leader decided to wait to see if the missing climbers would turn up. The climbers turned up safe and well, one hour later at 9.27 p.m., incident closed with no …

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Pillar – Mon 15th Oct 2007 – Callout 62 in 2007

Paged by the Police following a ‘999’ call from a 34yr old male walker from Wakefield, Yorkshire who was stranded on the summit of Pillar. Weather conditions were rain with low cloud and poor visibility. Despite attempts over an hour to talk him off the mountain using map and compass and his GPS, the team …

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Unknown Location – Sun 14th Oct 2007 – Callout 61 in 2007

Paged by the Police following a ‘999’ call from concerned mother from Oxfordshire whose husband and 5year old son had left Wasdale the previous day to camp overnight on Scafell and had not reported in. The fathers car was still parked at Wasdale Head. A small group of 4 Team members were already on Scafell …

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Unknown Location – Thu 11th Oct 2007 – Alert

Paged by the Police at 00.30 hrs. Informant was in Essex, reporting husband (61) and son (31) overdue from a walk on Scafell Pike. They were staying in a caravan near Haverigg and should have parked at Seathwaite (Borrowdale). The last contact was at 4pm (by mobile) at which time they’d done the Pike but …

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Other Location – Wed 10th Oct 2007 – Alert

Following a serious 4 vehicle road traffic accident on the A595 at Calderbridge, the team leader and team doctor (at the rescue base at the time of the accident) attended with advance vehicle and casualty care equipment. The road was closed for 6 hours. One of the drivers in the accident did not survive his …

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Upper Eskdale – Mon 8th Oct 2007 – Callout 60 in 2007

At the same time as incident 69, the team were asked to assist Keswick MRT in a search for another 2 fell walkers who were several hours overdue. After a long search in atrocious weather they were found at 3:30 hrs in Upper Eskdale and escorted to the road before being taken back to their …

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