Incidents

Unknown Location – Wed 29th Oct 2008 – Alert

Team paged by police regarding a missing despondent in the south of the Wasdale/Eskdale area. Whilst the Team Leader was driving to the base the police came back and advised that the missing person had been located – Incident stood down later that afternoon.

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Upper Eskdale – Tue 28th Oct 2008 – Callout 58 in 2008

Team contacted by police to help a 52 yr old and 18 yr old father and son who were lost somewhere on the descent from Scafell via Slightside on the Eskdale side. The father had a previous tendon injury and was worried about proceeding further. They had no torches but otherwise were well equipped. 11 …

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Wastwater Screes – Sun 26th Oct 2008 – Callout 57 in 2008

Team contacted by police to assist 8 walkers who had become lost on the Wasdale Screes path below Low Adam Crag. 8 team members attended and managed to locate the group at 8.45 p.m. and walk them back up the Lake path to the road head at Brackenclose – the team were unable to get …

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Wasdale – Sun 26th Oct 2008 – Callout 56 in 2008

Team contacted by Ambulance Control to assist in incident at the Wasdale Head Hotel. A 10 year old boy staying at the cottages had suffered a sever asthma attack and needed hospitalization. The roads were flooded even more than the previous afternoon (Wastwater had risen 3 to 4 foot and covered the roads with 2 …

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Wasdale – Sat 25th Oct 2008 – Alert

Whilst rescue 63 was being dealt with a further request came in to assist a female walker from the Dartmoor area who had sustained a shoulder injury and had managed to get down to the Wasdale Head Hotel but the road ambulance could not get up the valley due to the flooded roads. The team …

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Spouthead Gill – Sat 25th Oct 2008 – Callout 55 in 2008

Telephone call from Keswick MRT after they had been contacted by Ambulance control (Keswick were already dealing with 3 incidents related to the same event ( Original Mountain Marathon). Female competitor in a team of two had been swept away down the swollen Spouthead Gill where it met with Lingmell Beck (Wasdale side of Styhead …

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Ill Crag – Wed 22nd Oct 2008 – Callout 54 in 2008

Paged by the police for two walkers lost somewhere on the Scafell Range. The Team Leader spoke to them by mobile phone and from their description established they had been up into Upper Eskdale before climbing back onto the summit of Scafell Pike again. Their description suggested that they were on the summit of Ill …

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Kirkfell – Mon 13th Oct 2008 – Alert

Paged by the police for lost walkers on Great Gable – Team leader called the lost group (three male walkers) and established that although they had maps and compass, they had made a navigational error in the low cloud and were actually to the north west of Gable rather than their intended route which should …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 5th Oct 2008 – Alert

Paged by the Police regarding two people reported long overdue form a walk to Scafell and Scafell Pike. The informant ran a guest house in Keswick and knew little about the two guests, other than that they were early 40’s, from Nottingham and that their intended route involved doing Scafell first. Whilst making calls to …

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Eskdale – Fri 3rd Oct 2008 – Callout 53 in 2008

Paged by the Police regarding a 45 yr old female walker from Keswick who had become benighted on her descent from Scafell. She had good reception on her mobile and although uninjured had rung for assistance. She was not far from Stoney Tarn (Eskdale) but had lost the path and felt she needed to wait …

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