Incidents

Wastwater Screes – Wed 30th Jul 2008 – Callout 44 in 2008

The team were paged by the police to respond to a report of shouts for help and someone seen falling on the Screes. They were reported as having fallen from High up on the Screes. The informant was on the opposite side of the Lake by the road. The boat squad was mobilised along with …

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sun 20th Jul 2008 – Callout 43 in 2008

As the team were about to leave from the broken leg incident below, Wasdale Base advised the team of another incident, this time involving a 70yr old male from Cheshire. He had some medical history and had collapsed and was unable to walk. His location was just above the Brown Tongue stream crossing, on the …

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Styhead Path, Great Gable – Sun 20th Jul 2008 – Callout 42 in 2008

Just as the team were getting back to Overbeck, one of the other Deputy Team Leaders received a call direct whilst at Wasdale Head. The informant had run to the Barn Door Shop reporting a 50yr old female from Coventry with a suspect fractured left ankle, location being the stream crossing below Sty Head, bottom …

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Yewbarrow – Sun 20th Jul 2008 – Callout 41 in 2008 (limited)

Police paged the team regarding a father (60s’) and son (20) from Hampshire who reported themselves stuck, cragfast and frightened on the main ridge of Yewbarrow. Despite having walked up to their location they felt unable to descend without mountain rescue assistance. The Deputy Team Leader conducted a limited call out and 7 team members …

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Lingmell – Sat 19th Jul 2008 – Callout 40 in 2008

Call came direct from the Wasdale Head Hotel. Informant walked in reporting 44yr old female with possible heart attack. Location was Lingmell towards Brown Tongue path. Symptoms were consistent with a heart related issue and she was treated at the scene by team members. She was then carried to the nearest flat landing area (fields …

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Wastwater Screes – Sat 12th Jul 2008 – Callout 39 in 2008 (limited)

Call came in to the team from Easthwaite Farm from a lady whose husband and dog were stuck on the Screes path. The dog could not move as its paws were cut. A limited callout was made with the Boat squad. 4 team members attended but before the boat could be launched the man had …

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Wastwater Screes – Fri 11th Jul 2008 – Callout 38 in 2008

Police paged the team following a ‘999’ call from a pair of crag fast walkers on the Screes. The male and female in their 30s had walked from the Pump House along the far side of the lake until they came tot he boulder field. They lost the path (very difficult to find a path …

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Hollowstones, Scafell Pike – Tue 8th Jul 2008 – Alert

The Police paged the team concerning 2 male walkers lost in the Hollowstones area near Scafell Pike. The acting team leader briefly spoke to one of them by mobile and had just established they were in thick cloud and near craggy ground but not cragfast when a passing walker confirmed that they were at the …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 5th Jul 2008 – Callout 37 in 2008

The team were paged by the police to respond to a ‘999’ call from a friend of a 50 yr old male walker doing the 3-peaks who was ‘unable to walk’ down from Scafell Pike. The acting team leader spoke to the informant who was on scene and confirmed that the subject had twisted his …

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Great End – Thu 3rd Jul 2008 – Callout 36 in 2008

Whilst the above was in progress the team was requested to assist Keswick MRT with an incident in the upper end of Custs Gully on Great End where there was a report of multiple casualties in a precarious position. Six team members were flown with crag gear and first aid pack by RAF Sea King …

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