Our Callout Archive: Wasdale Screes

Wastwater Screes – Sat 3rd Oct 2015 – Callout 57 in 2015 (limited)

The team was called out to help 2 walkers who had become stuck on the Wasdale Screes path. They were helped back to their car with the aid of the new team boat, this being the first time it has been used on a rescue.

Short video clip of the Wasdale Screes …

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Wastwater Screes – Tue 1st Sep 2015 – Callout 47 in 2015

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who had become crag fast high up on the Wasdale Screes whilst trying to walk the lakeshore path. Given their location the team approached from above and with the help of a fixed rope system walked them up to the top of Whin Rigg.

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Wastwater Screes – Sun 16th Feb 2014 – Callout 3 in 2014 (limited)

Flashing lights were reported on the Screes. A group of team members returning from training investigated and found nothing. A false alarm with good intent.

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Wastwater Screes – Fri 6th Dec 2013 – Callout 68 in 2013 (limited)

We received a call from the police to say flashing lights had been reported on the Wasdale Screes in the boulder field area. A limited search of the Screes path from both ends of the lake was made, using the boat and a foot party. Nothing was found and the incident was closed at 19.45. …

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Wastwater Screes – Thu 31st Oct 2013 – Callout 63 in 2013

We were called by the Police about a party of 3 stuck on the Wasdale Screes in between the 2 boulder fields. One of the group had weakness / pain in the knees that had been aggravated by crossing over the big boulder field and could not make any more progress. She was helped down …

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Wastwater Screes – Tue 20th Aug 2013 – Callout 49 in 2013

We were called by North West Ambulance Service about two male walkers who were stuck in a ravine, one of whom had a wrist injury. After some discussions with the casualties it became apparent they were in Great Gully on the Wasdale Screes, one of the most inaccessible and difficult places to operate in the …

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Wastwater Screes – Sat 27th Jul 2013 – Callout 39 in 2013 (limited)

The team was called out for the third time in the day to attend a pair of walkers stuck high on Wastwater Screes. A group of eight team members made their way to the casualties by ascending from the lakeside path and helped them climb the remaining hundred metres to the ridge before walking down …

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Wastwater Screes – Sat 6th Jul 2013 – Callout 34 in 2013

The team was called out to assist a couple with a dog stuck on Wastwater screes.

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Wastwater Screes – Sun 18th Nov 2012 – Callout 66 in 2012 (limited)

We were called when a family set off for a walk around Wastwater late in the afternoon. They became stuck when it got dark and they had walked up the side of the scree field. We deployed team members on foot and in our RIB. The lost walkers were quickly located as they flashed their …

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Wastwater Screes – Sat 8th Sep 2012 – Callout 50 in 2012

The team was called out to attend an injured Labrador on the Wastwater Screes Path. The team mobilised the boat. Before it was launched the dog’s owner managed to carry the dog to the pump house from where a team member gave them a lift. This is the third incident involving a dog on the …

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