Incidents

Other Location – Sat 31st May 2008 – Callout 28 in 2008

Team were paged by the police to attend to a ‘3 Peaks Challenge’ walker with an injured knee. When details were confirmed, the incident was located at the top of Ruddy Gill which is outside Wasdale’s area, but the Keswick team’s pager system was down. Wasdale responded with 12 team members on the fell. Keswick …

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Shamrock, Scafell – Fri 30th May 2008 – Callout 27 in 2008

Whilst the team were assembling for rescue 34, Police paged the team for a second incident where it was reported that there were possibly two climbers in difficulty on Shamrock Crag, Scafell. The male and female in their late 40’s from the Midlands, were walkers and not climbers, had been descending from Lord’s Rake directly …

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Styhead Path, Great Gable – Fri 30th May 2008 – Callout 26 in 2008

Police paged the team following a ‘999’ call from a 59 year old female walker who had fallen and injured her leg while descending from Styhead. The lady managed to walk part of the way down herself but was then carried off by stretcher and taken to hospital by her companions. Whilst this rescue was …

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Scafell Pike – Thu 29th May 2008 – Callout 25 in 2008

Police paged the team following a ‘999’ call from a walker with a mobile phone on the summit of Scafell Pike. The walker in his early 60’s had stumbled and fallen, banging his head, breaking his glasses and sustaining a cut to the forehead. 14 team members attended on the fell with 2 on Base. …

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Scafell Pike – Wed 21st May 2008 – Alert

Police paged the team to respond to overdue group of Three Peakers from York. The alarm was raised by the informant at the Brackenclose camp site phone box (which does not take incoming calls – so difficult to get back to the informant) – while the Team leader was taking details the group eventually turned …

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Kern Knotts, Great Gable – Sun 18th May 2008 – Callout 24 in 2008

Police paged the team to attend a fallen male climber on Great Gable. The local man was climbing on Kern Knotts with two friends when he fell 6m onto the rocky ground below. He sustained a suspected back injury and lacerations. 16 team members attended and following a request for helicopter evacuation, a Royal Navy …

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Great Gable – Sat 10th May 2008 – Callout 23 in 2008

A request came in from the farmer at Burnthwaite to rescue two crag fast sheep on Great Gable. Three team members spent 3 hours at the head of Little Hellgate on Great Gable. The sheep were located on an exposed ledge and recovered safely. Incident closed at 1.00 p.m.

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Scafell – Sat 3rd May 2008 – Callout 22 in 2008

The team were paged by the police to rescue a 41 year old female walker who had injured her ankle, suspect fracture. She and her partner were on the saddle between Illgill head and Scafell on the Burnmoor path. 22 team members attended. The casualty was carried down by stretcher to Brackenclose where she was …

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