Incidents

Egremont, West Cumbria – Fri 13th Nov 2015 – Callout 70 in 2015

The team supported the multi-agency effort responding to the risk of flooding in Cumbria this weekend. This started on Friday with preparations including getting a regional structure in place to respond if needed. On Saturday as the rain started to fall team members helped the Police to inform people in Egremont about the possible risks …

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River Kent – Tue 10th Nov 2015 – Callout 69 in 2015 (limited)

The team swiftwater technicians were called out to assist Kendal MRT in the search for a motorist who had entered the river Kent. Whilst deploying we received the sad news that a body had been found and we stood down.

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Scafell Pike – Tue 10th Nov 2015 – Alert

Team contacted by Cumbria Police regarding two people lost on Scafell Pike. The team leader managed to speak to the couple and they then managed to walk off without assistance.

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Great Gable – Sun 8th Nov 2015 – Callout 68 in 2015

We were contacted by Police about a single walker reported lost whilst trying to return to his car after the Great Gable event. Given his possible location both Cockermouth and Keswick teams were also contacted. The Police also provided investigative support to help locate his possible position. He was eventually found in Ennerdale by Cockermouth …

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Great Gable – Sun 8th Nov 2015 – Callout 67 in 2015

We were alerted to a lady with a leg injury whilst attending the Remembrance Day event on Great Gable. The lady was examined by a doctor from Keswick team and declared fit to walk and we helped her and her party back to Wasdale Head. Whilst descending we came across another party who were making …

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Lingmell Beck – Tue 3rd Nov 2015 – Callout 66 in 2015 (limited)

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves lost between Lingmell and Sty Head. It was only possible for the walkers to talk to Police via 999 calls on their phone poor signal. Between us and Police we managed to locate the walkers close to Lingmell Beck, which is the river that flows …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 1st Nov 2015 – Alert

The fifth call in 24 hours was regarding a group of 12 lost on Scafell Pike. We gave them some time to find themselves and they did, resulting in no action from the team.

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Red Pike – Sat 31st Oct 2015 – Callout 65 in 2015

Whilst search for the lost people on Scafell Pike was underway we received another call, this time for an experienced 80 year old male who was very overdue from a walk up Red pike. The team started a search (again supported by Duddon and Furness MRT) but thankfully he turned up in the Ennerdale valley …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 31st Oct 2015 – Callout 64 in 2015

As we were returning from the Langdale assist we received a 999 from a female who was lost somewhere on Scafell Pike with an 11 year old male. A large search was organised, including asking Duddon and Furness MRT to cover Upper Eskdale. The team located them near Lingmell Beck and walked them back to …

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Gimmer Crag, Langdale – Sat 31st Oct 2015 – Callout 63 in 2015

We provided some support to Langdale MRT (who were having a VERY busy day) on Gimmer Crag with a seriously injured female casualty, thankfully as we arrived the helicopter managed to evacuate the patient.

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