Incidents

Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 30th Jan 2011 – Callout 4 in 2011

Call from the police to respond to a ‘999’ call from a Father and his eleven year old son who were lost, overlooking crags on their descent from Scafell Pike. They had set off earlier in the day from Wasdale Head. They had no map and no lights but could see two lakes in the …

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Great End – Sat 8th Jan 2011 – Callout 3 in 2011 (limited)

Request from Keswick MRT to send two team members already high on Scafell Pike to assist them with their two separate incidents. A single climber and a pair of climbers were both stuck on winter routes on Great End. Cockermouth MRT had been brought in to assist and a Sea King helicopter was also on …

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River Ehen – Sat 8th Jan 2011 – Callout 2 in 2011 (limited)

The Team was asked by a local farmer to recover one of his sheep from a very steep and muddy bank on the side of the river Ehen. Three team members went to investigate the location. When they arrived the sheep had either freed itself or perished in the river. The incident did not involve …

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Dent Fell – Mon 3rd Jan 2011 – Callout 1 in 2011 (limited)

Whilst fell running on Dent Fell (near Egremont) a group runners noticed an abandoned tent near the summit. The tent contained articles that suggested that there had been celebrations and that the occupant(s) may have still been out on the fell. The police asked the team to investigate. 5 team members attended and carried out …

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