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Upper Eskdale – Tue 25th Oct 2011 – Callout 67 in 2011

Team called by police for three lost walkers on Scafell Pike.  Conditions were poor with “white down” (mist) and they were afriad of getting lost, unable to make their way back to their car in Seathwaite.  The call to the police from their mobile was cut short before all details could be collected.  The only information known was that …

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Upper Eskdale – Sun 11th Sep 2011 – Callout 54 in 2011

We were called out to look for two young men on the three peaks who became disoriented on the descent and found themselves in Eskdale. Realising they were in the wrong valley they climbed upwards to find a mobile signal, eventually getting to broken ground below Horn Crag / Slight Side. They had a GPS …

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Muncaster Castle – Wed 3rd Aug 2011 – Callout 47 in 2011

The team was involved on a major search for missing male in his 80’s with a medical issue. He had been missing since 1530 at Muncaster Castle. He turned up safe and well at Windermere train station later in the evening. We thank lake district SARDA search dogs, Civil Nuclear Police, Cumbria Police for their …

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Crinkle Crags – Tue 17th May 2011 – Callout 26 in 2011 (limited)

The team were called out to assist Langdale Ambleside MRT searching for a male walker lost on Crinkle Crags. After a long night the search was called off without finding the missing person. He turned up in Borrowdale the following morning before the search recommenced. Read more here.

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Scafell Pike – Sun 8th May 2011 – Callout 25 in 2011

A group of five walkers from Kent had set off from Wasdale Head at 10.00 p.m. the previous night to climb Scafell Pike as part of the three peaks challenge.  Overnight there had been severe storms with heavy and persistent rain.  They became lost with low cloud down to 2,500 feet and called the police …

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Ill Crag – Mon 2nd May 2011 – Callout 24 in 2011

Call came in from police for a male walker in his late 40’s who had sustained a knee injury somewhere on Scafell Pike. It was difficult to establish exactly where the casualty was from the informant so the Team leader boarded an air ambulance (Great North Air Ambulance) and was flown up to the tops …

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Eskdale – Sat 30th Apr 2011 – Callout 22 in 2011 (limited)

Police were contacted by a party of young people who reported they were now stuck in the Eskdale valley due to nightfall.  An initial search of nearby paths was mounted to locate the party who were eventually found at a nearby pub. We would appeal to anyone who reports themselves in trouble to make positive contact again …

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Tue 22nd Feb 2011 – Callout 7 in 2011

Callout from the Police for two lost walkers from the Midlands who had set off from Borrowdale on that morning to climb Scafell Pike via Styhead Pass and the Corridor route and descend via Broad Crag Esk Hause.  A mother in her late 40’s and 23 yr old son had failed to turn up.  The …

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Other Location – Sun 28th Jun 2009 – Callout 34 in 2009

Police request to assist in search for missing fisherman, Eskmeals area. Coastguard, Inshore Lifeboats, Police dog and Royal Navy helicopter also involved. The incident was being run from the gun range site by a Police POLSA Officer. 14 Wasdale MRT, including 2 SARDA dogs and handlers, plus a further 6 SARDA dogs and handlers, plus …

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