Incidents

Scafell – Wed 31st Dec 2008 – Callout 63 in 2008

The team was paged to rescue a lady in her 50’s who was descending from Scafell area when she stumbled/slipped and sustained a suspected fractured lower leg. She had fallen early afternoon and had been walking with her husband. A passing walkers raised the alarm by descending the fell to a phone box as there …

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Harter Fell – Fri 26th Dec 2008 – Callout 62 in 2008

The team was paged by the police to rescue a 70 yr old male walker who had fallen on Harter Fell and sustained an unstable tib and fib fracture (lower leg). The injury was treated and splinted on scene by the team doctors and he was carried back down the mountain on a stretcher to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-04-in-2009/

Scafell – Tue 23rd Dec 2008 – Alert

The team was paged following a ‘999’ call from a mobile. A male walker had ascended Scafell into the cloud and having reached the summit plateau was lost. He had walked to a point where he was looking down a very deep ghyll (actually Deep Gyhll). The deputy team leader talked the man down safely …

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Great Gable – Mon 22nd Dec 2008 – Callout 61 in 2008

The team was paged by the police following a ‘999’ call from two Chinese walkers who were lost on the descent from Great Gable. The team leader managed to establish that they had left from Honister YHA and had actually been to the summit. Due to the the very poor visibility and their obvious dilemma …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-03-in-2009/

Upper Eskdale – Sat 20th Dec 2008 – Callout 60 in 2008

The team was paged by Cumbria Police to rescue a 42 yr old male walker from London. He had injured his ankle at Lincove Bridge on the way up the valley. His son ran back down to Brotherikeld Farm to raise the alarm. The team was mobilised but by the time they arrived at the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-02-in-2009/

Other Location – Fri 12th Dec 2008 – Alert

The team was paged by Cumbria Police to rescue a couple who were stranded on the road pass between Eskdale and Langdale. The Team Leader spoke to the couple on their mobile. They had been stranded in their car overnight with snow and ice on the road. Similar situations have occurred as the car sat …

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