Incidents

Red Pike – Sun 26th Aug 2018 – Alert

We were called by Police about a fell runner reporting themselves lost whilst on a run around Red Pike and Scoat Fell. The runner then established their own position and descended in Ennerdale without the need for team involvement.

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Wastwater Screes – Sun 26th Aug 2018 – Callout 42 in 2018

We were called by NWAS about a walker who’d injured their leg after being hit by falling rocks when walking along the path on the far side of the lake. The walker was given pain relief and the leg was splinted at the scene then they were evacuated using the team’s boat to an ambulance …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 25th Aug 2018 – Callout 41 in 2018

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reported overdue from a walk up Scafell Pike. There was some concern for their safety and with a bad forecast the next day we started a small scale search wit plans for a bigger effort the next day if needed. Fortunately the 2 missing walkers made their …

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Great Gable – Thu 23rd Aug 2018 – Callout 40 in 2018

We were called by Police about two walkers reported overdue from a trip up Great Gable. With their route starting at Seathwaite and ending at Honister we handed the incident over to our colleagues in Keswick team but continued to support with a search of the Wasdale side of Great Gable. The two walkers were …

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Hardknott Pass – Mon 20th Aug 2018 – Callout 39 in 2018

We were called by NWAS about a cyclist who’d fallen off their bike descending Hardknott Pass below the fort and sustained a deep gash to their knee. The casualty was treated on the scene. The ambulance had to stop at Cockley Beck so we took the casualty back over the pass for a handover.

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sun 19th Aug 2018 – Alert

The team was contacted after a male walker dislocated their shoulder just above the Lingmell Gill river crossing. The team leader made contact and the injured person was making their way off the hill. After a short while the informant let the TL know thet no assistance was required.

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Scafell Pike – Sun 19th Aug 2018 – Alert

The police contacted the team after a party of 7 reported themselves lost descending Scafell Pike.  The team leader used PhoneFind to determine their location and gave them instructions to make their way off the hill. Then monitored them as they made their way down.

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Scafell – Sat 18th Aug 2018 – Alert

We were called by Police about a group of walkers reported overdue from a walk up Scafell and Slightside from Wasdale. A team member went down Wasdale to look for the party’s car and bumped into them making their way down the valley trying to find a mobile signal to update the informant at which …

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Lingmell Beck – Sat 18th Aug 2018 – Callout 38 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who had sustained an open fracture of the ankle whilst crossing the stream at Lingmell Beck. The injury was initially stabilised by a doctor who was part of their party. Once team members were on scene analgesia was provided and then due to the serious nature of …

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Hollowstones, Scafell Pike – Fri 17th Aug 2018 – Alert

We were called by Police about a walker struggling to make their way down off Scafell Pike due to severe cramp. In the end the cramp improved and they made their own way off without team assistance.

Unfortunately it took a long time to confirm they were safely down off the fell and we’d encourage …

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