Incidents

Other Location – Sat 31st Oct 2009 – Callout 86 in 2009 (limited)

A WMRT / SARDA dog handler was asked to assist Keswick MRT with a search for a lost group of 9 on Allen Crags after Langdale Ambleside MRT had searched for the group near Esk Hause with no success. Wasdale MRT base was manned to support the dog handler and navigator. After 6 hrs the …

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Upper Eskdale – Sat 31st Oct 2009 – Callout 85 in 2009 (limited)

An informant had reported herself, another individual and a group of 3 all lost near Dow Crag [Esk Buttress] in Upper Eskdale after coming off Scafell Pike in low cloud and having insufficient torches to get down safely. Location provided from a GPS as being near Knotts of the Tongue. Given that it was close …

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Scafell – Thu 29th Oct 2009 – Callout 84 in 2009

An informant in Keswick had reported a 25yr old female friend hadn’t returned from a solo walk up Scafell from Boot in Eskdale and that she couldn’t contact her on her mobile. Whilst 2 team members were searching the car parks in Eskdale for the car the informant rang back to say her friend had …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Tue 27th Oct 2009 – Callout 83 in 2009

Call from the police regarding a lone male walker who was lost on his descent from Scafell Pike in the growing darkness. He was somewhere on the west side of Piers Gill below Lingmell, a well know black spot for walkers getting lost and a dangerous location. He had walked as far as the gulley …

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Upper Eskdale – Sun 25th Oct 2009 – Callout 82 in 2009

Callout for a missing group of 5 walkers in Upper Eskdale who had been walking on Crinkle Crags. The request for support came in from Langdale MRT. Weather conditions were poor with heavy rain and high winds forecasted. The team were mobilised and the 3 members of the missing group were quickly located at Brotherikeld …

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Other Location – Fri 23rd Oct 2009 – Callout 81 in 2009

Called by Cockermouth MRT who had been out since 2:30 hrs that morning to support them in a search for an Epileptic. The search had already involved SARDA search dogs and a helicopter. Wasdale team deployed in vehicles but were stood down on arrival at Cockermouth as the missing person was located at around 8:30 …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 18th Oct 2009 – Alert

Police paged the team for a rescue on Scafell Pike with no injuries. Two males requested support due to being lost in cloud near the summit of Scafell Pike. The Wasdale deputy leader of the day suggested that they had a full day to find their own way safely off the mountain and would probably …

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Bad Step, Corridor Route – Wed 14th Oct 2009 – Callout 80 in 2009

Police call regarding a group of 6 x walkers who were benighted at the bad step on the Corridor Route, near Stand Crag. Team members duly went to provide light and to guide them as far as Sty head, where Keswick MRT kindly met the group and guided them back to Seathwaite. Incident closed at …

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Scafell Pike – Wed 14th Oct 2009 – Callout 79 in 2009

Police call regarding a 44 yr old male from the Grantham area who had severe cramp in his legs and was unable to walk. He was on the summit of the Pike and turned out to have a medical background which gave rise to the underlying cause of the cramp. He was able to walk …

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Eskdale – Sun 11th Oct 2009 – Callout 78 in 2009

Call from the Police, regarding a 64 yr old male, reported long overdue from a walk to Slight Side, Eskdale. The informant was at Wha House Farm and described last seeing the missing walker quite low down and at about 6.00 p.m. Given the short distance between their vehicle and the point he’d last been …

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