Incidents

Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Fri 30th Dec 2011 – Callout 73 in 2011

Whilst rescuing the injured dog and its owner, the team were called out by the police to search for a 19 year old fell walker who had last been seen around Piers Gill at about 15:00. Descending from Scafell Pike …

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Wastwater Screes – Fri 30th Dec 2011 – Callout 72 in 2011

The team were called to assist with an injured dog in the boulder field on the Screes Path. The boat was launched whilst another party travelled on foot from the Pump House. The injured dog was wrapped in a vacuum mattress and then the two dogs, and their owner were recovered to the head of …

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Black Sail Pass – Thu 29th Dec 2011 – Alert

The team leader was alerted by a member of staff from the Wasdale Head to a female who had been blown over on Black Sail pass. As a team member at the Wasdale Head Inn was gathering information the party had made their own way back to wasdale for onward transport to hospital.

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Scafell Pike – Sat 26th Nov 2011 – Callout 71 in 2011

The team were contacted by the police for a young couple from Derby who were lost close to the summit of Scafell Pike in poor visibility. Their position was determined from a smartphone and a total of nine team members went on the fell in wet and windy conditions. The pair were wet and cold …

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Lords Rake, Scafell – Tue 22nd Nov 2011 – Alert

Call came in from the Wasdale Head Inn to the Team leader regarding a Parapentor who had crash landed at the top of Lord’s Rake on Scafell.  He was very lucky and able to walk back down the mountain but had left his paraglider on the crag.  His  plans were to recover it the following day.  …

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River Ehen – Sun 13th Nov 2011 – Callout 70 in 2011

The team assisted Cumbria Police in recovering a body on the river Ehen at Egremont. 18 team members attended.

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Scafell Pike – Sun 6th Nov 2011 – Callout 69 in 2011

The team received a call from the police to respond to a fell walker near the summit of Scafell Pike who had tripped and suffered lacerations to her leg and head. Several team members who were already on the fell attended and gave casualty care before the casualty was evacuated by a Sea King …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 5th Nov 2011 – Alert

A pair of walkers dialed 999 after becoming lost on Scafell Pike. The duty team leader had several broken conversations with them by mobile phone, due to poor reception. Eventually they reached Lingmell Col and made their own way down to Wasdale Head.

It is worth noting that setting off at 3pm at this time …

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Scafell Pike – Wed 26th Oct 2011 – Callout 68 in 2011 (limited)

We were contacted by Keswick team regarding 2 people who had started their walk at Seathwaite but were now understood to be heading to Wasdale from Scafell Pike and struggling due to the darkness and uncertainty in their position. Following further phone calls it was established they were descending the Brown Tongue path heading for Brackenclose where they were met near …

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Upper Eskdale – Tue 25th Oct 2011 – Callout 67 in 2011

Team called by police for three lost walkers on Scafell Pike.  Conditions were poor with “white down” (mist) and they were afriad of getting lost, unable to make their way back to their car in Seathwaite.  The call to the police from their mobile was cut short before all details could be collected.  The only information known was that …

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