Incidents

Upper Eskdale – Sun 29th Dec 2013 – Callout 70 in 2013

We were called by Cumbria Police at 21:47 about a man in his mid-60s reported overdue by the hotel where he was staying. It was known he’d started at Seathwaite in Borrowdale but unclear exactly where he had gone but thought most likely to be Scafell Pike. This led to a major search of the …

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River Ehen – Tue 24th Dec 2013 – Alert

We were called out by Cumbria Police to search the River Ehen for a missing young child. As we were responding thankfully the Police found the girl safe and well.

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Broad Crag – Sat 21st Dec 2013 – Callout 69 in 2013

The team was called out to attend a party of three who were lost on the summit plateau of Broad Crag. They were given warm dry clothing and then walked down to Wasdale Head via Lingmell Nose.

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Wastwater Screes – Fri 6th Dec 2013 – Callout 68 in 2013 (limited)

We received a call from the police to say flashing lights had been reported on the Wasdale Screes in the boulder field area. A limited search of the Screes path from both ends of the lake was made, using the boat and a foot party. Nothing was found and the incident was closed at 19.45. …

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Essex ! – Thu 5th Dec 2013 – Callout 67 in 2013 (limited)

The team was called by DEFRA to provide a team of swift water rescue technicians to attend the flooding on the East Coast. Six Wasdale and two Duddon and Furness team members made the long journey through the night to Essex to support the local emergency services. In the end, the team’s services were not …

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Middle Fell – Tue 3rd Dec 2013 – Callout 66 in 2013

We were called out at 14:00 to assist a female walker who had slipped on wet grass and injured her ankle. The team treated her at the scene on Middle Fell and carried her by stretcher to the road, where the North West Air Ambulance took her to Whitehaven Hospital for further treatment.

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Red Pike – Sun 17th Nov 2013 – Callout 65 in 2013

We were called by Cumbria Police about a lady who had suffered a lower leg injury on the descent from Red Pike towards Dore Head. She was given analgesia and the injury splinted before being stretchered down to Overbeck car park. Incident closed 20:00, 16 wasdale + DFMRT involved.

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Harter Fell – Thu 14th Nov 2013 – Callout 64 in 2013

The team was called out to assist a male who had hurt his arm on Harter Fell, Eskdale. As we were responding the man and his wife made their own way from the fell to their car. We continued with a limited response, when we arrived at the car park we discovered he had dislocated …

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Corney Fell – Fri 8th Nov 2013 – Alert

We were contacted at 09:20 by NWAS to assist a male with a head injury who had been out all night on the Corney fell road. As the team leader was gathering details the ambulance crew managed to get to the casualty without needing our assistance. It also transpired that the casualty was on Duddon’s …

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Wastwater Screes – Thu 31st Oct 2013 – Callout 63 in 2013

We were called by the Police about a party of 3 stuck on the Wasdale Screes in between the 2 boulder fields. One of the group had weakness / pain in the knees that had been aggravated by crossing over the big boulder field and could not make any more progress. She was helped down …

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