Incidents

Scafell – Sun 29th Nov 2009 – Callout 92 in 2009

‘999’ mobile call from three walkers, believed to be on the summit of Scafell Pike and gave a grid location in Latitude and Longitude. Their map had blown away and it was dark with bad weather forecasted and snow laying above 2,500 feet. They were located safe and well at 6.12 p.m. in Quagrigg Moss …

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Napes, Great Gable – Sat 28th Nov 2009 – Callout 91 in 2009

Called by an informant staying at a Seathwaite lodgings, concerned over a group of three climbers in their 30’s and 40’s who had set off to climb Napes Needle, Greta Gable at 10:00 hrs that morning and had not returned or called in. It was a clear night with snow on the high fells. Around …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Thu 19th Nov 2009 – Callout 90 in 2009

Team called to search for three walkers in their late teens who were lost on Scafell Pike just below cloud level – they had given a grid reference which put them in the area of Middleboot Knotts, just to the north of Lingmell. Around 16 team members searched the area and they were located on …

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Other Location – Thu 19th Nov 2009 – Callout 89 in 2009

Team called to assist Cockermouth MRT with the worsening flood situation. The swift water rescue technicians along with the team rescue boat and Landrovers were mobilised and worked with Cockermouth MRT over the following 5 days rescuing and evacuating trapped people in their homes. The team were eventually stood down at 4.00 p.m. on Monday …

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Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike – Wed 18th Nov 2009 – Callout 88 in 2009 (limited)

Team called to assist walkers down from Lingmel Col who had inadequate equipment and requiring help to get them off the mountain. Limited callout of team members to effectively guide them off the mountain.

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Wasdale – Thu 5th Nov 2009 – Callout 87 in 2009

Team called out by the police to assist with the recovery of a diver in Wastwater. It was unfortunately the second fatality in a month on the lake. Base closed around 2.00 p.m.

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