Incidents

Burnmoor Tarn – Mon 30th May 2011 – Alert

Call came in from a concerned husband whose wife and 4 year old child were overdue. The family had set off from Wasdale head camp site to walk up to Burnmoor Tarn. The father and 11 year old son carried on up to Ill Gill Head but when they returned the mother and 4 year …

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Fri 27th May 2011 – Callout 30 in 2011 (limited)

Whist the team were descending the mountain with the casualty from the panic attack in Hollowstones one of our team members slipped on the wet path and landed awkwardly, badly injuring their wrist. The other 5 team members on the hill split resources to deal with this second incident. Casualty care and analgesia were …

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Hollowstones, Scafell Pike – Fri 27th May 2011 – Callout 29 in 2011 (limited)

‘999’ call to the Police from a male walker in his early 40’s accompanied by his nephew who suffered a panic attack in the Hollowstones area on their descent from the summit of Scafell Pike. The walker was already on medication for his condition and following a conversation between the team leader and the casualty, …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 21st May 2011 – Alert

A man on the 3 peaks challenge was reported missing after he’d gone on ahead of his group but was not at the expected meeting place. One of the team leaders went down the valley to obtain further information and quickly established the man was now safe and well and had been elsewhere in the …

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Scafell Pike – Wed 18th May 2011 – Callout 28 in 2011 (limited)

A call was received from a lone walker who had set off from Langdale to Wasdale at 1400. He called for assistance after he had fallen into a river/bog and become cold and wet somewhere on Scafell Pike. As we were formulating a plan the missing person contacted us to say the cloud had lifted …

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Dent Fell – Wed 18th May 2011 – Callout 27 in 2011

Team was called by Cumbria Police on behalf of Ambulance Control to attend an incident on Dent Fell. It was reported by a group of people doing the Coast 2Coast that they had come across a gentleman who had been feeling dizzy and collapsed near the summit of Dent Fell. The Team responded to the …

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Crinkle Crags – Tue 17th May 2011 – Callout 26 in 2011 (limited)

The team were called out to assist Langdale Ambleside MRT searching for a male walker lost on Crinkle Crags. After a long night the search was called off without finding the missing person. He turned up in Borrowdale the following morning before the search recommenced. Read more here.

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Scafell Pike – Sun 8th May 2011 – Callout 25 in 2011

A group of five walkers from Kent had set off from Wasdale Head at 10.00 p.m. the previous night to climb Scafell Pike as part of the three peaks challenge.  Overnight there had been severe storms with heavy and persistent rain.  They became lost with low cloud down to 2,500 feet and called the police …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 7th May 2011 – Alert

Police received a call from a member of the public who reported a red flare from Scafell.  The report was investigated but no action was taken.  Well intentioned false alarm.  Incident stood down at 11.14 p.m. with no further action required.

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Ill Crag – Mon 2nd May 2011 – Callout 24 in 2011

Call came in from police for a male walker in his late 40’s who had sustained a knee injury somewhere on Scafell Pike. It was difficult to establish exactly where the casualty was from the informant so the Team leader boarded an air ambulance (Great North Air Ambulance) and was flown up to the tops …

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