Incidents

Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Wed 30th Aug 2017 – Callout 71 in 2017

We were called by NWAS about a walker who had broken their leg whilst descending the lower section of the Brown Tongue path on Scafell Pike, below the intake wall. After assessment it was determine they had probably sustained a spiral fracture of the Tibia and Fibula. Pain relief was given on scene, the limb …

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Upper Eskdale – Tue 29th Aug 2017 – Callout 70 in 2017

Just as we were returning to the vehicles from the Cam Spout job a further call came in for a walker reporting himself wet through after fording a stream and having an ankle injury, located on the Esk Hause path at the top of upper Eskdale. In view of the location and the number of …

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Cam Spout, Scafell – Tue 29th Aug 2017 – Callout 69 in 2017

We were called by Police about a lady who had fallen on the steep section of path descending the base of Cam Spout and sustained a head injury. Our colleagues in the Duddon & Furness Team were contacted by NWAS about the same job at the same time. NWAS also despatched the North West Air …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Tue 29th Aug 2017 – Alert

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves lost somewhere on Scafell Pike. On further investigation it turned out this was the same group who had called the previous night and been handled by Keswick Team and ended up spending the night in their tent. Using Sarloc their position was established as near …

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Sty Head – Mon 28th Aug 2017 – Alert

The team was contacted after a family had reported themselves lost, with their last known position being the Styhead stretcher box. Due to the location Keswick MRT had also been called and were trying to establish contact.  Once contact was made, as the family were wanting to go to Seathwaite they sent a team member …

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Muncaster Fell – Sun 27th Aug 2017 – Callout 68 in 2017 (limited)

We were called by Police about a group of 4 walkers reporting themselves lost on Muncaster Fell. Using sarloc their position was established and then a small team diverted from the way back from the previous incident and helped walk them off the hill.

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Lingcove Bridge, Upper Eskdale – Sun 27th Aug 2017 – Callout 67 in 2017

A walker sustained an ankle injury whilst walking near Lingcove Bridge in Eskdale. The injury was assessed by the Team Doctor before being splinted and then they were taken by stretcher to the waiting ambulance.

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Scafell Pike – Sun 27th Aug 2017 – Alert

A young walker was reported to be struggling to descend Scafell Pike. They were helped down by their party without us needing to respond.

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Gavel Neese, Great Gable – Sun 27th Aug 2017 – Alert

The team were called by a member of the public who had heard a whistle blowing whilst in the valley, as the team was dealing with another more serious incident at the time a volunteer took a walk round the area to investigate but nothing came of it.

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Scafell Pike – Sat 26th Aug 2017 – Alert

A walker was reported as lost from their group on Scafell Pike. Soon after they re-joined their group and the incident was closed.

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