Incidents — Snow

Eskdale – Sat 23rd Mar 2013 – Callout 13 in 2013 (limited)

The team were asked to check on two elderly brothers in Eskdale. We went to check and their neighbours had both dug out the lane and checked on them by the time we reached them.

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Corney Fell – Sat 23rd Mar 2013 – Callout 12 in 2013 (limited)

The team was called to attend an elderly woman at her home off the Corney Fell road. The nearest a vehicle could reach was the junction with the A595 and reaching the house involved a three mile round trip through very challenging conditions. See the video below for a better idea!

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Broad Oak – Fri 22nd Mar 2013 – Callout 11 in 2013 (limited)

The team was called out for a coach stuck in drifts at Waberthwaite. The team headed back and the driver and six passengers and coach removed to Ravenglass. Five members for an hour and a half

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Eskdale – Fri 22nd Mar 2013 – Callout 10 in 2013 (limited)

The team was asked to help two carers reach a elderly lady in Eskdale. We transported them in and then brought both the carers and lady back.

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Broad Oak – Fri 22nd Mar 2013 – Callout 9 in 2013

The team was called out to assist stranded motorists on the A595 in the south of our area. With the help of Cockermouth MRT we transported eleven people safety. The photos below show the exceptional conditions. Meanwhile Duddon and Furness MRT assisted by Kendal and Coniston were working from the southern end of the blocked …

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Whitehaven – Fri 25th Jan 2013 – Callout 4 in 2013 (limited)

The team was called by North West Ambulance Service to assist them at West Cumberland Hospital due to heavy snow.The team mobilised two Landrovers and transferred patients to and from the hospital. We also assisted Cumbria Police with a number of stuck cars. Excellent agency working with NWAS, WCH and Cumbria Constabulary. 7 team members …

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Other Location – Mon 13th Mar 2006 – Callout 8 in 2006

The team leader was called by the police to investigate and possibly rescue the occupants of five snow bound cars on the Cold Fell road which runs between Calderbridge and Ennerdale Bridge. Although the police and local radio had put out weather warnings of more snow that afternoon, a number of Sellafield workers …

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