Incidents

Illgill Head – Fri 30th Mar 2018 – Callout 11 in 2018

In the second of two incidents today a young walker was reported to have ‘collapsed’ whilst walking on the path from Wasdale to Burnmoor Tarn. The Great North Air Ambulance also attended. The walker was assessed on the scene by team members and GNAA crew and then carried down to Brackenclose for the journey to …

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Scafell Pike – Fri 30th Mar 2018 – Alert

In the first of two incidents today, a walker reported themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. They quickly found another group who were able to direct them down and they then made their own way off the fell.

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Great End – Sat 24th Mar 2018 – Callout 10 in 2018 (limited)

We were called by Police about 3 walkers who were reporting themselves benighted on the summit of Scafell Pike. It was initially difficult to contact the group but once a Sarloc trace was obtained it was determined they were actually on Great End rather than Scafell Pike and we passed the incident on to our …

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Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike – Tue 20th Mar 2018 – Callout 9 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who had slid on hard snow whilst descending from Scafell Pike towards Broad Crag and injured their back / pelvic region. The Great North Air Ambulance attended but was not able to land close by so instead ferried team members closer to the scene. The coastguard helicopter …

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Broad Crag – Sat 10th Mar 2018 – Callout 8 in 2018

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who’d become stuck after taking a slide on hard snow whilst descending Broad Crag. With help from Sarloc their position was established on as on the craggy ground overlooking the top of Piers Gill. Whilst it was possible to get close to them following their shouts and …

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Scafell Pike – Thu 8th Mar 2018 – Alert

The team was alerted after a walker was reported overdue by his wife. The police also contacted the Wasdale Head pub and as a member of staff located his car, the gentleman arrived back.  His mobile had gone flat so he had been unable to make contact with home.

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Penrith – Sun 4th Mar 2018 – Alert

The team were put on standby due to the ongoing problems in the east of the county.  There were communities still cut off and supplies were running low.  Fortunately the requests for assistance were in decline and there was no requirement to head over.

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Penrith – Fri 2nd Mar 2018 – Callout 7 in 2018

Due to heavy snow there was a request to send a 4×4 with team members over to the east of the county to assist our colleagues in the Penrith Team.  Along with Cockermouth MRT they were then tasked to head to Alston to do welfare checks as the ton had been cut off for a …

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Wath Brow – Thu 1st Mar 2018 – Callout 6 in 2018

Team called this afternoon to assist with a sledging incident near Wath Bridge. Most of us stood down fairly quickly when the casualty was helped into the nearby ambulance.

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East Buttress, Scafell – Sun 25th Feb 2018 – Callout 5 in 2018

The team was contacted at around 5.30pm after a lone walker had fallen a considerable distance down a snow slope on the south side of Mickledore ridge sustaining multiple injuries.  Initially Helimed 58 came to assist but had to depart due to night fall, but not before confirming the casualty location.  Due to the suspected …

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