Our Callout Archive: Wasdale Screes

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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Wastwater Screes – Mon 7th May 2012 – Callout 24 in 2012 (limited)

The team was contacted by the police to assist a pair of walkers who were stuck at the boulder field on the Wast Water Screes path. A limited callout was made and team members  walked to their location from the south-western end of the lake. The walkers had a large dog with them that would …

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Wastwater Screes – Sat 7th Apr 2012 – Callout 17 in 2012

The team was called to a attend a young walker who had injured his leg whilst crossing the boulder field on the Wastwater Screes. He was one of a group of six undertaking an expedition. Team members attended on foot from the southern end of the lake and gave casualty care whilst the boat was …

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Wastwater Screes – Fri 30th Dec 2011 – Callout 72 in 2011

The team were called to assist with an injured dog in the boulder field on the Screes Path. The boat was launched whilst another party travelled on foot from the Pump House. The injured dog was wrapped in a vacuum mattress and then the two dogs, and their owner were recovered to the head of …

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Wastwater Screes – Wed 13th Oct 2010 – Callout 62 in 2010

Whilst the team were returning to base along the side of Wastwater they noticed a flashing light on the Screes path. Shouting across to the light there were a group of girls who were stick on the boulder field and only had one very small torch between them all. A group went across to assist …

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Wastwater Screes – Fri 1st Jan 2010 – Callout 1 in 2010 (limited)

Call from the police to assist a group of walkers who were stuck on the Screes path alongside the far side of the lake. Limited callout to guide them back to the road head.

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Wastwater Screes – Thu 24th Dec 2009 – Callout 95 in 2009

Call to assist in the search for a dog who had become injured and lost on the Screes path. The team boat was used to search from the lake and the dog was located in the boulder field, recovered and returned to its grateful owners. Nine team members involved and incident closed after a couple …

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Wastwater Screes – Tue 11th Aug 2009 – Callout 53 in 2009 (limited)

‘999’ call received from an informant who reported a couple exhausted and unable to continue on the Screes path near the western end of Wastwater. A limited callout was carried out and the boat team mobilised. Whilst this rescue was being undertaken, a second callout came in from the police and the main group were …

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Wastwater Screes – Thu 2nd Jul 2009 – Callout 39 in 2009

Call from two walkers, male and female in their early 40s from Wigan. They were cragfast on the Screes. Rescue boat mobilised while team members attended on foot. 11 team members total. The couple were very high on the Screes having struggled to follow the boulder field path. They were evacuated to the ridge. Incident …

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