Incidents — Diver

Wastwater – Sun 27th Jan 2013 – Callout 5 in 2013

The team was called out to search for a diver who had failed to surface on Wastwater. The team searched the water’s edge on foot and the lake using the team boat as part of a multi-agency response. The team boat was used overnight and on Monday to assist the Police Diving Unit. The search …

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Wasdale – Thu 5th Nov 2009 – Callout 87 in 2009

Team called out by the police to assist with the recovery of a diver in Wastwater. It was unfortunately the second fatality in a month on the lake. Base closed around 2.00 p.m.

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Wasdale – Sun 11th Oct 2009 – Callout 77 in 2009

Call from Police requesting assistance to search Wastwater for a missing diver. The team used their rescue boat and conducted lake shore searches of the area but nothing was found. The team stood down once the Police diving unit (from Lancashire) arrived at about 3.45 p.m. 11 team members were involved involved. The body of …

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Wastwater – Mon 21st Apr 2008 – Callout 17 in 2008

Police paged the team to go to the rescue a diver who was in Wastwater lake and in difficulties. He had been diving at depth when problems occurred with breathing. 12 team members attended and the rescue boat was taken to the Lake. Before the rescue got fully underway the man was brought to shore …

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Wastwater – Sun 15th Oct 2000 – Callout 40 in 2000

The team were called by Whitehaven Police, regarding a diver who had tragically died in a diving accident in Wastwater. Although the diver was reported to be very deep and at the bottom of the Lake, the team were asked to provided recovery support for a member of the Lancashire Police Diving Unit. Having our …

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