Incidents — Callout

Broad Crag – Thu 18th Jul 2019 – Callout 31 in 2019 (limited)

Weather: Mild with low cloud

The team responded to assist a walker who had become lost in low cloud after summiting Scafell Pike. Their location was established as being on Broad Crag using PhoneFind, and the decision was made to send a Limited Team Callout to walk them back down as they were unable to …

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Scafell – Wed 17th Jul 2019 – Callout 30 in 2019

Weather : Wet & Windy

Team called this afternoon for a group who reported one of their party was becoming exhausted and showing the early signs of hypothermia. In the end the group managed to provide their own shelter and got the walker moving again. They were met by team members on their descent, just …

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Wastwater Screes – Mon 15th Jul 2019 – Callout 29 in 2019

Weather : Clear and Sunny

We were called by Police about a walker who’d become crag fast whilst attempting to descend the Wasdale Screes from Whin Rigg summit and become stuck on a ledge overlooking Great Gully. The walker’s location was determined using a mix of PhoneFind and a spotter. It was particularly difficult to …

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Wastwater – Sat 13th Jul 2019 – Callout 28 in 2019

As we were returning from the Mickledore incident a further call came from NWAS about a swimmer who reported feeling dizzy after getting out of Wast Water. Team was quickly on scene and provided medical treatment before a land ambulance arrived and the casualty was handed over to NWAS paramedics.

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Mickledore, Scafell Pike – Sat 13th Jul 2019 – Callout 27 in 2019

Team called by Police about a walker who was reported to have difficulty breathing whilst descending Scafell Pike via Mickledore. The coastguard helicopter from Prestwick was already in the area after delivering some equipment from a previous incident and was on scene quickly. The casualty was winched aboard for the journey to hospital.

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Wastwater Screes – Sun 7th Jul 2019 – Callout 26 in 2019

Weather : Clear & Sunny

We were called by Police about a group of walkers who’d become stuck whilst walking on the Wasdale Screes path. Team members made their way to the walkers location on foot from the pump house end of the lake to make first contact. The group had split into 2, with …

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Sty Head – Sat 6th Jul 2019 – Callout 25 in 2019

Weather : Clear & Sunny

We were called by Police about an elderly walker who was struggling to make progress whilst descending from Scafell Pike and requested assistance to get off the mountain. The walker had got as far as Sty Head before stopping. On arrival the team assessed the situation and then after a …

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Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike – Thu 4th Jul 2019 – Callout 24 in 2019

Weather : Cloud above 600m

 

Team called this afternoon for a walker who’d slipped whilst descending from Scafell Pike summit towards Broad Crag Col and injured their upper arm. In view of the location high on the mountain the Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team were called as was the Coastguard helicopter from Prestwick. …

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St Bees Head – Thu 27th Jun 2019 – Callout 23 in 2019

Weather : Sunny & Warm

We were called by NWAS to assist in moving a casualty who had slipped whilst descending the cliff top path at St Bees and injured their ankle. In view of the location Whitehaven Coastguard also attended and both teams carried the casualty down to the waiting ambulance for the journey …

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Slight Side, Scafell – Fri 14th Jun 2019 – Callout 22 in 2019 (limited)

Team called this evening for 3 walkers who’d reported themselves lost after a walk on Scafell Pike. Their position was established using PhoneFine as being between Slight Side and High Scarth Crag. They were given some directions over the phone to start making their way off the mountain and were then met by team members …

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