Incidents

Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 26th Jun 2016 – Callout 32 in 2016

Whilst the first incident was ongoing we got a second call for 2 walkers reporting themselves cragfast on steep ground overlooking a water fall. The precise position was unclear but as we were in the area Piers Gill was a possibility. With the possibility of a technical rescue at the same time as a stretcher …

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Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike – Sun 26th Jun 2016 – Callout 31 in 2016

We were called by Police about a walker reported to have become hypothermic and unable to walk whilst descending Scafell Pike. We then received further reports his condition had deteriorated. In view of this the S-92 helicopter from Prestwick was requested. On arriving on scene assessment by the team doctor shown that fortunately the casualty …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 25th Jun 2016 – Callout 30 in 2016 (limited)

We were called by Police about a walker who had become separated from her group and got lost. Using Sarloc we were able to position her at the head of Piers Gills and small team went out to escort her off the hill.

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Scafell Pike – Sat 25th Jun 2016 – Alert

We were called by Police about a walker reported missing by the rest of her party after getting separated whilst walking on Scafell Pike. Whilst we were gathering details the missing walker turned up at the Wasdale Head, safe & well. We would always encourage walking groups to stay together, particularly where not all members …

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Gavel Neese, Great Gable – Thu 23rd Jun 2016 – Callout 29 in 2016

We were called by Police about a young lady on a DofE trip who had scalded her leg with hot water and was in significant pain. She was given pain relief and her wounds dressed before being evacuated to a waiting ambulance.

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Stand Crag, Great End – Wed 22nd Jun 2016 – Callout 28 in 2016 (limited)

Team called by Police about a couple of walkers reporting themselves lost / benighted on Scafell Pike. Phone contact was difficult due to poor signal but they were able to pass on coordinates from their iPhone which placed them just below Stand Crag on the corridor route. Due the communication problems a small team went …

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Tue 21st Jun 2016 – Callout 27 in 2016 (limited)

Team called by Police this evening to help rescue a dog with sore paws from Scafell Pike. The owners managed to get it almost to the stream crossing on Brown Tongue after bandaging up the paws then team members carried it the rest of the way in a large rucksack.

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Scafell Pike – Sun 19th Jun 2016 – Alert

We were called by Police about a walker who had strained their hamstring whilst walking on Scafell Pike. They were asked to see if they could hobble on it and managed to make their own way off the mountain.

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Scafell Pike – Sun 12th Jun 2016 – Alert

We were called by Police about a group of 12 reporting themselves lost on Scafell Pike. Using information from their Phone GPS, Sarloc and speaking with the party the Team Leader determined they were closed to the head of Piers Gill and provided directions over the phone for them to walk back to Wasdale under …

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Mickledore, Scafell Pike – Sat 11th Jun 2016 – Alert

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves lost near the ‘mountain rescue hut’, possibly at Mickledore. The team leader provided directions over the phone and with help from some passing walkers got them walking again back towards Wasdale, which took some time with them ultimately getting back after midnight.

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