Incidents

Hardknott Pass – Fri 23rd Jan 2009 – Callout 7 in 2009

Cumbria police paged the team to help rescue a 10 yr old girl who had slipped on Hardknott Pass and broken her leg. The team vehicle could only get as far up as the Roman Fort and proceeded on foot. The girl was given medical treatment on the fell and sledged back down to the …

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Other Location – Sun 18th Jan 2009 – Callout 6 in 2009 (limited)

Cumbria police received a ‘999’ call from a lady on a mobile phone requesting help but before the message or her details could be taken the line went dead. The ‘999’ signal had been picked up by the mobile phone mast near Holmrook / Gosforth so the Wasdale team were alerted by the police. A …

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Illgill Head – Sat 17th Jan 2009 – Callout 5 in 2009

The team were called out to assist a 63 year old fell walker who had sustained a fractured ankle following a stumble fall on Illgill head above Wastwater (The Screes). He was treated on scene by the team doctors and stretchered down to a waiting ambulance to be transferred to Whitehaven hospital. A speedy response …

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Scafell Pike – Tue 13th Jan 2009 – Callout 4 in 2009

For the third time in four days Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out to assist walkers who had become lost in cloud and darkness. Today a party of three walkers had become disorientated in cloud on their way up Scafell Pike. They turned back but were unable to navigate their way off the mountain …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 11th Jan 2009 – Callout 3 in 2009

The team were paged by Cumbria Police to respond to a mobile ‘999’ call from two male walkers who were lost near the summit of Scafell Pike in darkness, heavy rain and storm force winds. The missing walkers had a GPS but no torch or map. The two walkers were located uninjured at 8.10 p.m. …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 10th Jan 2009 – Callout 2 in 2009

The team was paged by the Police to go to the assistance of a 34 yr old lone male walker who was lost somewhere on Scafell Pike. After questioning over the mobile, it was established that he was probably in the vicinity of Dropping Crag. A team member was already on the mountain so he …

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Great Gable – Fri 2nd Jan 2009 – Callout 1 in 2009

The team was paged by Cumbria Police to respond to a ‘999’ call for a 35 yr old female climber who had fallen on Great Gable by Westmorland Crags sustaining fatal injuries. The casualty was airlifted and flown to Whitehaven hospital by a Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer. 16 team members attended the incident …

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