Incidents

Unknown Location – Thu 31st Dec 2009 – Alert

Call from the police following a report of a red flare having been sighted. The team leader discussed the incident with the police and the decision taken that no further action was necessary unless people were reported missing. New Years eve is a time when fireworks and flares are set off.

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Birker Fell – Tue 29th Dec 2009 – Callout 96 in 2009 (limited)

‘999’ call from three vehicles stuck on ice on Birker fell road. 10 people were reported to be in difficulty including 4 children under the age of six. The two team landrovers attended and got the cars safely back into the valley bottom. Around 8 team members attended and the incident was closed later that …

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Wastwater Screes – Thu 24th Dec 2009 – Callout 95 in 2009

Call to assist in the search for a dog who had become injured and lost on the Screes path. The team boat was used to search from the lake and the dog was located in the boulder field, recovered and returned to its grateful owners. Nine team members involved and incident closed after a couple …

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Hardknott Pass – Thu 17th Dec 2009 – Alert

Call from a male and female couple who were stuck in their car on Hardknott pass in icy conditions with a 3 month old baby. The team Landrover was sent out but they managed to get turned round and got back down. Landrover turned back and incident closed with no further action necessary

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Scafell Pike – Sun 13th Dec 2009 – Alert

Weather clear when a police page came in for an individual who reported himself lost of the mountain – whilst the team leader was gathering further information from the police he called back in to say he had come across a couple of other walkers who were helping him down. Incident closed with no further …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 12th Dec 2009 – Callout 94 in 2009

‘999’ mobile call from an informant located on the corridor route path at the head of Piers Gill. Two male walkers had descended Piers Gill, on their descent from Scafell Pike. They had got themselves down the two waterfall steps (around 4m drops) and decided to return. Only one could get out with assistance from …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 5th Dec 2009 – Callout 93 in 2009

‘999’ mobile call from a group walkers who were lost somewhere on Scafell Pike. They had provided a GPS position in latitude and longitude which, when converted to a normal grid reference put them in Carnforth. Another call came into the police from an informant from Wasdale Head hotel who was concerned over this same …

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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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