Essex – Thu 5th Dec 2013

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, Read more…

Red Pike – Sun 17th Nov 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.

Corney Fell – Fri 8th Nov 2013

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 Read more…

Scafell – Sat 5th Oct 2013

Not long after finishing the previous incident we were contacted again about whistle blasts heard near Scafell. They were said to be 6 blasts / minute which is the recognised mountain distress signal. One group of informants who had phoned the incident in went to investigate a found a group Read more…

Scafell Pike – Fri 4th Oct 2013

We were contacted by Police about a group of 2 who had lost the path and were finding it difficult to walk any further. In discussion the team leader was able to determine they were in the broken ground between Lingmell Col and Piers Gill. Due to the potential for Read more…

Red Pike – Sat 21st Sep 2013

We were contacted by Police about a party of 4 who were lost somewhere between Pillar & Yewbarrow, one of the party was also struggling to make progress. We mounted a search of the Red Pike area and located them to the south of the summit by Pt801. They were Read more…