Incidents — False Alarm

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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Scafell Pike – Mon 22nd Jul 2013 – Callout 36 in 2013 (limited)

The team was asked to respond to a report of shouts for help. A few team members walked up and found no evidence of anyone in distress. The hill was very busy and since nobody else had reported anything the team stood down.

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Thu 15th Sep 2011 – Callout 57 in 2011

Team paged by the police regarding a report of shouts for help and whistles in the vicinity of the Corridor Route.  A full callout was initiated and the team searched the area around Piers Ghyll and Greta Ghyll but no persons were located and no calls for help heard.  On returning to the valley a local farmer who had been …

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Green How, Scafell – Thu 10th Aug 2006 – Callout 31 in 2006 (limited)

Police paged the team following a call from a couple on the National Trust campsite at Wasdale Head who had seen lights on the Green How path (Scafell) which had been stationary for 20 mins. The Deputy Team Leader rang the informant to find out if the light was giving a distress signal. The lady …

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Yewbarrow – Tue 25th Jul 2006 – Callout 25 in 2006

A telephone call came into the Team Leader via the bar staff at the Wasdale Head Inn. An elderly gentleman walked into the bar and told the bar staff that he had heard a female voice shouting for help in the vicinity of Dore Head. The Team Leader notified the police and sent two team …

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Wastwater Screes – Sat 23rd Jul 2005 – Callout 26 in 2005 (limited)

Call from the police to investigate calls for help coming from the Screes. A lady walking in the vicinity of the Youth Hostel reported calls for help coming from high up on the Screes. A limited call out was initiated and 4 team members investigated the incident by walking along the Screes path from the …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Mon 25th Apr 2005 – Callout 8 in 2005

The Team were called in by the police to respond to an informant on a mobile phone on the top of Scafell Pike who had seen a couple of walkers having difficulties descending Broad Stand. The informant reported that he had heard others walkers shouting up to them “stay where you are until the rescue …

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Scafell – Sat 25th Sep 2004 – Callout 38 in 2004 (limited)

Whitehaven Police paged the Team to respond to a report of lights seen on Scafell. The lights had remained static for around an hour. A limited callout was undertaken to investigate the lights and when a small group of six team members had eventually gathered at Gosforth the decision was made to stand down the …

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Wastwater Screes – Mon 6th Sep 2004 – Callout 33 in 2004

Whitehaven Police paged the team to respond to an incident at Wastwater lake. A diving group had been concerned over the distressed barking of a dog on the far side of the lake. This continued for over half an hour and was then followed by shouts for help. The cries were coming from high up …

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Scafell – Sun 11th Apr 2004 – Callout 8 in 2004 (limited)

Call received from Workington Police concerning a party of “3 Peakers” who had just come down off Scafell Pike and had heard shouts for help coming from the Rake End area of Scafell. They were all convinced the shouts were human although they hadn’t established any form of communication (no other words used but “help”). …

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