2010 incident 83

Callout to support Cockermouth MRT in the extended search for the missing lady who disappeared before Xmas. Six teams were involved during the day but the missing person was not found. 10 Wasdale MRT members were involved. Incident support closed later that day.

2010 incident 82(a)

Call from the Police to answer a ‘999’ call for help from a male and female walker who were stuck on the Screes path alongside Wastwater by the boulder field. The team leader advised on their position and persuaded them to walk in the right direction. They managed to walk Read more…

2010 incident 82

Call from the Police to respond to a ‘999’ call from a fallen walker on Great Gable. He was located high on the mountain above White Napes to the west of Westmoreland Crags with a reported dislocated knee. Temperatures were well below freezing. Chains were required to get the team Read more…

2010 incident 80

Call to assist the ambulance service following a car accident near the golf club in Whitehaven. The Ambulance could not get to the area due to the heavy snow. Two team members living locally managed to get to the crashed car although when they arrived, the vehicle had already been Read more…

2010 incident 79(a)

Call to assist the ambulance service with an elderly patient. In the end the police provided the manpower and the team were not needed. No further action necessary. Incident stood down at 10.15 pm
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2010 incident 79

Call to assist the ambulance service for a male in his mid-50s at a hotel in Eskdale who was very unwell, having had a previous serious medical complaint. The road ambulance had not been able to get up the valley. Two landrovers were dispatched in very heavy snow with 8 Read more…

2010 incident 78

Call to assist the ambulance service. Lady in her 40’s with a dislocated knee at Sandwith, near Whitehaven. Due to weather conditions (ice and snow), the crew were unable to get the lady from the farmhouse. 9 team members including 2 team doctors, attended and the lady was stretcher carried Read more…

2010 incident 77(a)

Call from the police regarding an overdue male walker last seen at Windy Gap, Great Gable trying to make his way back to Honister. His companion had got back to Honister via Moses Trod and the overdue walker had failed to turn up. The incident was passed over to Keswick Read more…

2010 incident 77

Whilst the team leader was still at the base a further call came in from the Police. The report was a group of 12 on the summit of Great Gable had a 53 yr old male with injuries to both knees. A Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer was already Read more…

2010 incident 76(a)

Call from Cumbria police for the team to respond to a 50yr old person who was fitting. They were located 2 miles to the west of Skalderskew farm. Whilst the Team leader was gathering more information at the base a call came in from the Police to stand down the Read more…

2010 incident 76

A mobile phone call came into the Police from a group of walkers who were descending Great Gable and could hear persistent shouts for help coming from the area around the Napes. A full callout was made and around 15 team members attended and made a search of the area. Read more…

2010 incident 75(a)

‘999’ call came in from a group that were lost and benighted on the descent from Scafell Pike. They did have a torch and were guided off the mountain by phone directions from the duty Team Leader. Incident closed later that night. No action required by team members.

2010 incident 75

Call came in from the Coastguard whilst the team vehicle was at Wasdale Head supporting a filmed interview with the BBC. A diver had surfaced too quickly from Wastwater and required assistance. Air ambulance had already been tasked. The vehicle with two team members attended. A road ambulance and air Read more…

2010 incident 74(a)

Request came into the team from a local guest house following concerns over a group of three walkers who had set off from Seathwaite and had failed to arrive at Wasdale Head. The group consisted a father in his early 40’s with his two young children. Two team members were Read more…

2010 incident 74

Call came in from the Police to respond to a male walker who had collapsed on his ascent of Scafell Pike. Passing walkers went to his aid and administered cardiac massage (CPR). An air ambulance was called in plus a RAF Sea King helicopter with winching capabilities. The air ambulance Read more…

2010 incident 73

Following a report of an overdue male walker in his mid 70’s, a team member with his dog Kipper went out on the fell to see if he could find the man. Kipper located him on the path down to Wasdale Head from Lingmell Nose. He was very tired and Read more…

2010 incident 71

Whilst the team were returning to base along the side of Wastwater they noticed a flashing light on the Screes path. Shouting across to the light there were a group of girls who were stick on the boulder field and only had one very small torch between them all. A Read more…

2010 incident 70

Two walkers, male and female in their early 60’s were long overdue on a walk from Scafell (Eskdale side) to Brackenclose. They did not have a torch and had a medical history. Around 15 team members attended along with a SARDA (Lakes) Search dog. The missing couple were quickly located Read more…