Incidents

Egremont – Thu 30th Aug 2012 – Callout 49 in 2012 (limited)

The team was called out to assist the Police and Fire and Rescue Service during flash floods in the Egremont, Nethertown and Beckermet area. Our swift water rescue technicians used the team landrovers to access flooded areas and check on local residents.

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Eskdale – Tue 28th Aug 2012 – Alert

The team was contacted by the police for a group who failed to rendezvous at the agreed point and were 3 hours overdue on what was intended to be a short walk. They eventually managed to make contact with the group leader before the team was called out. They had made a navigational error which …

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Broad Crag – Tue 28th Aug 2012 – Callout 48 in 2012

The team was called to attend a walker with a head injury on Broad Crag. Due to the remote location and lack of information about the casualty’s condition a Sea King from HMS Gannet attended and evacuated them to West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. 13 team members attended.

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Yewbarrow – Sat 25th Aug 2012 – Callout 47 in 2012 (limited)

We were contacted by Police about a family of 3 who had managed to ascend Yewbarrow but could not find their way down. Although the cloud was high the steepness of the ground was causing them to hold their position unsure of where to go next. We mounted a limited callout to help them off …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 18th Aug 2012 – Alert

The team was called to assist a group of five walkers who had become lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. After some difficulty contacting them due to poor mobile reception they were given directions back to Seathwaite.

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Esk Hause – Fri 17th Aug 2012 – Alert

The team was contacted by the police to help two female walkers who were walking from Seathwaite to Boot. They had become lost after descending into Eskdale but not being able to cross the river. They had returned to the Esk Hause region and were given directions over the phone back to Seathwaite.

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Broad Crag – Wed 15th Aug 2012 – Callout 46 in 2012

We were contacted by the Police regarding two people who found themselves off the path in thick mist after descending Scafell Pike. Based on their description they were in the boulder field on Broad Crag. The team leader tried to provide directions over the phone but as soon as they moved phone contact was lost …

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Gavel Neese, Great Gable – Fri 10th Aug 2012 – Callout 45 in 2012

The team was called out to help a walker with a hip injury. He was assessed by a team doctor before being carried to an ambulance by stretcher.

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Tue 7th Aug 2012 – Alert

The team was contacted by the police about a walker stuck somewhere near Piers Gill. By the time the team leader made contact they were no longer stuck and did not require any further assistance.

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Scafell Pike – Fri 3rd Aug 2012 – Alert

A pair of walkers were reported lost on Scafell Pike. Mobile phone contact was attempted and they were given time to find their own way off the fell, which they did.

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