Incidents

Stanley Pond, Whitehaven – Sun 27th May 2018 – Callout 24 in 2018

We were called by NWAS about a runner on an ultramarathon event who was reported to have ‘collapsed’ at Stanley Tarn, near to the Mirehouse Estate in Whitehaven. A First Responder was first on the scene and provided medical care to the runner. A farmer then used their quad bike to ferry the runner to …

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Wasdale – Sun 27th May 2018 – Alert

We were called by Police about a lady reported to be suffering from severe stomach cramps and being sick. She was taken to hospital in a team vehicle.

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Nether Wasdale, Wasdale – Wed 23rd May 2018 – Callout 23 in 2018

We were called by NWAS to support the North West Air Ambulance and help carry a cyclist who’d fallen off their bike sustaining broken ribs. Team members helped package and carry the patient to the aircraft who was then flown to hospital.

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Fri 18th May 2018 – Callout 22 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who’d fallen off Broad Stand, badly injuring their leg. The Great North Air Ambulance arrived first and provided medical treatment for the casualty whilst also coming down to pick team members up and ferry them to Mickledore. Once on scene the team helped to package the casualty …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Fri 11th May 2018 – Callout 21 in 2018

We were called by Police about a group of 18 people reporting themselves stuck somewhere on the descent towards Broadstand. The party managed to get themselves out of the steep ground and started to descend the mountain. Once we caught up with them time was moving on and we helped some of the party get …

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Scafell Pike – Wed 9th May 2018 – Callout 20 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker reported overdue from a wild camping trip scheduled to include a trip up Scafell Pike. The walk had not been heard from since the previous day and was now overdue from returning home. Given his expected campsite our colleagues from the Keswick team also responded and they …

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Fri 4th May 2018 – Alert

We were called by Police about a party of 2 walkers one of whom had become exhausted whilst descending the Brown Tongue path on Scafell Pike and was struggling to get down. With assistance from a passing member of the public they did make it down under their own steam in the end without the …

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Great Gable – Wed 2nd May 2018 – Alert

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who’d lost the path near the top of Great Gable. Using Sarloc it was possible to determine their position as the top of the White Napes and the team leader was able to provide some directions over the phone after which they made their own way off …

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Central Fells – Tue 1st May 2018 – Callout 19 in 2018

We were called by our colleagues in Keswick and Cockermouth Teams to support a search for a missing fell runner who was attempting around 1/2 the Bob Graham Round route and was last seen in the Scoat Fell Area. Despite a massive search involving all 3 teams the missing runner was not found during Tuesday …

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Tue 1st May 2018 – Callout 18 in 2018 (limited)

We were called by Police about 3 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst trying to make their way from Scafell Pike to Langdale. Using Sarloc it was determined they were on the path that links Broad Crag Col to the Corridor Route, but it wasn’t possible to phone them back. We decided to send a small …

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