Incidents

Scafell Pike – Tue 30th Jul 2019 – Alert

The team was contacted after two members of a walking party hadn’t returned from a walk up Scafell Pike.  Just as the team leader was about to make contact to gather further information the informant re-contacted to police to say the rest of the party has turned up.

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Foxes Tarn, Scafell – Sun 28th Jul 2019 – Alert

We were called by police late last night about a wild camper who had not made contact with his girlfriend as expected. He had intending to camp in the Foxes tarn, Scafell area and walk out today, Monday,  having a swim in Wastwater on the way. After a discussion with the police and his girlfriend, …

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Kinniside Common, Cold Fell – Sun 28th Jul 2019 – Callout 37 in 2019 (limited)

Weather : Mist & Drizzle

We were called by our colleagues in Cockermouth Team about 2 walkers reporting themselves stuck whilst trying to walk back from Ennerdale. Using PhoneFind it was determined that they were on Tongue How, which is just inside the Wasdale area. A small team went onto the fell to locate the …

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Oliver Gill, Scafell – Sat 27th Jul 2019 – Callout 36 in 2019 (limited)

Soon after the previous incident closed we were called again by Police about 3 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. They had descended into Eskdale and then contoured round the side of Scafell to try to get back to Wasdale Head before becoming benighted near Oliver Gill. Their position was determined using PhoneFind …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 27th Jul 2019 – Alert

We were called by Police about 4 younger walkers who were reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. Whilst enquiries were being made they phoned in to say they were making their own way back to Wasdale Head in a taxi and we stood down.

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Gable Crag, Great Gable – Sat 27th Jul 2019 – Callout 35 in 2019 (limited)

Weather : Low Cloud & Rain

We were called by our colleague from Cockermouth Team about 2 walkers who’d become lost whilst descending Great Gable. Using Sarloc The walkers location was determined to be on the Ennerdale Face of Great Gable near Beck Head. A small group of Wasdale Members who’d been supporting the Lingmell …

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Wastwater – Thu 25th Jul 2019 – Callout 34 in 2019

Weather : Exceptionally hot

We were contacted by Cumbria Police after shouts for help reported by an anonymous caller from the lakeshore. 2 kayakers were on dry land on the far side of the lake, one had been seen to be in the water. Neither had a buoyancy aid.

The team responded along with 4 …

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Eskdale – Tue 23rd Jul 2019 – Callout 33 in 2019

We were alerted by Cumbria Police after a Personal Locator Beacon was triggered at the falls in the upper Esk valley. The team was called out to investigate and stood down en-route when it was determined that it was a false alarm, and all was well with the group.

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Eel Tarn, Eskdale – Sun 21st Jul 2019 – Alert

We were called by our colleagues at Duddon Team about a group of 3 walkers who’d reported themselves lost after descending Scafell Pike. Originally the 999 call was fielded in IOM and it took a while for it to get to the right area. The PhoneFind from the Duddon leader put the group near Eel …

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Burnmoor Tarn – Sat 20th Jul 2019 – Callout 32 in 2019

After training with R199 during the afternoon, the team had to request the same crew for an incident near Burnmoor Tarn. We responded to reports of an unwell person near the lodge and used our 4×4 vehicles to get as close as possible. The casualty was in a high level of pain. Our teams Casualty …

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