Incidents

Wasdale – Sun 21st Sep 2008 – Alert

Whilst the team were leaving the road head at Great Gable following incident 60, the local farmer requested assistance to recover his quad bike which he had driven deep into a bog. The team landrover was positioned such that the quad could be winched out. This rescue mission completed, the next challenge was getting the …

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Great Gable – Sun 21st Sep 2008 – Callout 52 in 2008

Pager message from the police regarding a 50 yr old female who had taken a short tumble fall on the path from Great Gable summit towards Beck Head. She had sustained cuts to her wrist, face and leg and although she had received good first aid on scene she needed to be carried off the …

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Scafell Pike – Fri 19th Sep 2008 – Alert

‘999’ call from a group of ’13 Three Peakers’ lost on Scafell Pike. The Team Leader spoke to them by mobile and established that they had a GPS. The group could gave a reasonably accurate grid reference for their location but had no map with which to see where they were. They were given directions …

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Eskdale – Tue 16th Sep 2008 – Callout 51 in 2008

‘999’ call from an informant regarding a female who had broken her arm near Brotherilkeld. There was little information initially as the informant had returned to the scene, having requested help from the Woolpack Inn. The team mobilised and when it arrived at the Woolpack the injured lady had managed to walk back to the …

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Unknown Location – Sat 13th Sep 2008 – Alert

Pager message from Police regarding overdue walkers. Whilst the team leader was establishing more details about the incident the missing persons turned up safe and well. Incident closed at around 10.45 p.m. Logged here as an alert with no team members going onto the fell

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Unknown Location – Thu 11th Sep 2008 – Callout 50 in 2008

Pager message from Police to respond to a 71 yr old male walker from Ashford in Kent who had a fracture dislocation of his tib and fib (lower leg). He was given analgesic and his leg splinted by the team before being and taken to West Cumberland Hospital by Great North Air Ambulance who had …

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Mon 8th Sep 2008 – Callout 49 in 2008

Pager message from Police to respond to a husband and wife who were lost somewhere on Scafell Pike. The man reported he had left from Seathwaite to climb Scafell Pike via what we believed to be the Corridor Route from his description over the mobile phone. They had lost the path on the way up …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 6th Sep 2008 – Callout 48 in 2008

Pager message from Police to respond to a request for help from two Three Peakers. 2 male walkers from Kent were attempting the 3 peaks challenge from Seathwaite and became lost on their way back down. From a telephone conversation with the lost pair, the leader established that their most likely location was Middleboot Knotts. …

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