Incidents

Crinkle Crags – Sun 23rd Dec 2007 – Callout 72 in 2007

Cumbria Police paged the team to assist Langdale Ambleside MRT with a lost male walker. He was in the Crinkle Crags area and Wasdale were requested to search Green Hole, the top end of Eskdale below Crinkle Crags. As the team were approaching Eskdale he phoned into the police from the telephone box at the …

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Hardknott Pass – Mon 17th Dec 2007 – Callout 71 in 2007 (limited)

Cumbria Police paged the team to respond to a mobile phone ‘999’ from a man with breathing difficulties who was stuck on ice on Hardknott Pass, reported to be on the Eskdale side. Two cars were involved with three people. Treated as a medical emergency but with no anticipated fell work, only a limited callout …

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Lords Rake, Scafell – Tue 4th Dec 2007 – Callout 70 in 2007

Cumbria Police paged the team following a ‘999’ mobile phone call from a single male 20 yr old walker who was doing the 3 Peaks. He set off from Wasdale at about 1:00 hrs but got lost on his way up. The Team leader could speak to him on his mobile and established that he’d …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 2nd Dec 2007 – Callout 69 in 2007

Cumbria Police paged the team to ask for assistance to rescue 2 male walkers who had become lost on their descent from Scafell Pike. They had met up with another pair of walkers, who themselves had got lost, but were now separated from them and no idea where they were but could see torches in …

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Upper Eskdale – Sun 2nd Dec 2007 – Callout 68 in 2007

Cumbria Police paged the team to assist a male and female couple who had made a navigational error whilst descending Scafell Pike. The couple in their 40’s were from Shropshire. They had a GPS but gave their position in Degrees and minutes (Latitude/Longitude) – The team leader had these converted by the Liverpool coastguard which …

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Hollowstones, Scafell Pike – Thu 29th Nov 2007 – Callout 67 in 2007

Police paged the team following a mobile ‘999’ call from two 29 year old male and female walkers who had set off from Seathwaite, Borrowdale at about 7a.m. that morning and got to the summit of Scafell Pike at about 1.00 p.m. but got lost on the way down. They had intended to come down …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-03-in-2008-2/

Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 17th Nov 2007 – Callout 66 in 2007

Police paged the team following a call from a concerned parent in Liverpool over the whereabouts of missing walkers. They were doing Scafell Pike via Brown Tongue, parking at Wasdale camp site and should have returned by 8.00 p.m. They were from Liverpool and aged 24 but other than that we had no information onclothing, …

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Illgill Head – Sat 17th Nov 2007 – Alert

Team Leader phoned direct by Cumbria police. Incident handled by the Deputy Team Leader. Informant at Wasdale head campsite phoned 999 having got separated from walking partner on Illgill Head about 1:30 p.m. in poor weather (low cloud, strong squalls) conditions. He was concerned for his friend’s safety and had no mobile phone contact details. …

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Lingmell – Tue 13th Nov 2007 – Callout 65 in 2007

‘999’ mobile call to Cumbria police from a concerned walker who had come across a lone male walker in his early 50’s lying down near the summit of Lingmell. He was weak, cold and wet and had been out there since Saturday. The details were passed to the Team Leader who quickly established that the …

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Unknown Location – Sat 10th Nov 2007 – Alert

‘999’ mobile call to Cumbria police from a concerned informant regarding overdue walkers. The team leader was gathering details from the police when the overdue walker turned up at Seathwaite safe and well (He was supposed to be in Wasdale where the car was parked). Callout cancelled with no team members deployed on the hill …

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