York – Sat 26th Dec 2015

The team was asked to support national flood response efforts first in Lancashire, then York with Swift Water Rescue Technicians during Boxing Day and the early part of Sun 27th. There was also a presence in our base through much of both days first ready to respond to any issues Read more…

Cumbria – Sat 5th Dec 2015

Mountain Rescue Response to Flooding In Cumbria Mountain Rescue Teams in Cumbria come together during major incidents to pool their resources. During the county wide flooding in early December the west of the county was fortunately less badly affected and the Wasdale team took on the role of helping to Read more…

Ill Crag – Thu 3rd Dec 2015

We were alerted by the ARCC that a distress beacon had been triggered in the Ill Crag area of Scafell Pike. Soon afterwards we were also alerted by Police providing some further information regarding a walker requesting help, although the nature of the problem was not known. A Seaking helicopter Read more…

West Cumbria – Fri 13th Nov 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 Read more…

River Kent – Tue 10th Nov 2015

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.

Great Gable – Sun 8th Nov 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 Read more…

Lingmell Beck – Tue 3rd Nov 2015

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 Read more…

Red Pike – Sat 31st Oct 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 Read more…

Scafell Pike – Sat 31st Oct 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 Read more…

Scafell Pike – Sat 31st Oct 2015

Team contacted by Cumbria Police at 05:30 with regards to a father and son team who had failed to return from a walk up Scafell Pike. The police carried out some initial checks of car parks and found their vehicle in Eskdale. The team leader managed to contact the pair Read more…

Blea Tarn, Eskdale – Sat 24th Oct 2015

We were called by NWAS about a male walker who had injured his lower leg / ankle whilst walking next to Blea Tarn in Eskdale. He was treated on scene by a team doctor then carried down in the stretcher to a waiting ambulance. Incident closed 18:30. 10 WMRT involved.