Incidents

Upper Eskdale – Thu 24th Jun 2010 – Callout 28 in 2010

Call came into the Police for missing walkers from a concerned wife who phoned in from the farmhouse at Cockley Beck. The group included a 61 year old with diabetes along with two 23 yr olds. They were overdue at Cockley Beck coming down from Scafell Pike, presumably lost somewhere in upper Eskdale. The group …

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Great Moss, Upper Eskdale – Sun 13th Jun 2010 – Alert

Call came into the Police from group of 10 walkers who had become lost in Great Moss, Upper Eskdale. The Team Leader decided to wait until 10.00 p.m. before considering further action. At 10.08 the lost walkers managed to get themselves off the mountain and back down to the road. No team members went onto …

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Napes, Great Gable – Thu 10th Jun 2010 – Callout 27 in 2010

Cumbria Police called out the team to recover the body of a 71 year old male walker who had been found by walkers below Great Napes Crags in the gulley between Sphinx and Arrowhead Ridge. He had sustained fatal injuries after falling around 20 to 30 metres. He had been missing for three days after …

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Scafell Pike – Thu 10th Jun 2010 – Alert

Call to the police for overdue three peakers. The three walkers had set off from Seathwaite at 4.30 a.m. They were scheduled to be down by 9.00 a.m. Their driver had waited until 11.00 a.m. before deciding to callout mountain rescue. The decision was made to wait until 12.00 midday before doing anything . The …

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Mickledore, Scafell Pike – Tue 8th Jun 2010 – Callout 26 in 2010

Call from Ambulance Control for MRT assistance. A male walker in his early 50’s had fallen and sustained a dislocated shoulder. Team members were airlifted to the cloud base on Lingmel Col by the Great North Air Ambulance and made there way up to the incident site, some 50m above the Mickledore stretcher box. He …

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Scafell Pike – Mon 7th Jun 2010 – Alert

A ‘999’ call came in from a wife of an overdue walker on Scafell Pike. He was well equipped and had no medical history. Police checked the campsite where his wife thought he was staying and he was found there. Incident closed at 11.48 p.m.

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Scafell Pike – Thu 3rd Jun 2010 – Alert

An informant at Wasdale National Trust campsite reported seeing flashing lights on the Scafells. Leaders investigated the sightings but stood the incident down at 00.12 a.m. It became clear that the lights were unlikely to be a distress signal and were likely to be people walking off the hill in the dark. Well intentioned false …

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Other Location – Wed 2nd Jun 2010 – Callout 25 in 2010

Team called out by Police to assist with the search operations following the fatal shootings in Cumbria. Around 200 MRT members from across Cumbria, South Scotland, North East England and North West England were called in to assist Wasdale. Search dogs from as far away as Glencoe were brought in to support Wasdale MRT. Searches …

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