Incidents — Callout

Lingmell Beck – Sat 7th Oct 2017 – Callout 84 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who was reported to have slipped and injured their arm somewhere near the crossing on Lingmell Gill. We went to the location indicated and also checked adjacent paths and the Wasdale Head Inn but could not find any trace of the casualty and we stood down. It …

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Scafell – Thu 5th Oct 2017 – Callout 83 in 2017

We were called by Police about reports of a walker who had collapsed and was no longer breathing on the summit of Scafell. We responded with a full callout and Great North Air Ambulance and the coastguard helicopter from Prestwick were also dispatched. The coastguard helicopter arrived on scene first and took the man to …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 30th Sep 2017 – Callout 82 in 2017

The team was called again for a group of 4 walkers who had become lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. It was difficult to make phone contact with them and their location was far from certain when the search started but they were located reasonably quickly on the Piers Gill path and walked back down.

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Millom – Sat 30th Sep 2017 – Callout 81 in 2017 (limited)

We were called by our colleagues in Duddon Team to support them and a wider Lake District MR response to flooding in Millom. A ‘Cloud Burst’ had travelled through the town and a number of properties were flooded. In view of the possible size of the incident the regional incident management arrangements were stood up …

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Scafell Pike – Tue 26th Sep 2017 – Callout 80 in 2017

We were called by Police about a group of 4 walkers, one of whom had an ankle injury, reporting themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. With help from Sarloc they were located on Rough Crag. A team member on the fell helped get them walking and they were then joined by other team members on …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 23rd Sep 2017 – Callout 79 in 2017

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. Given the number of incidents being dealt with this was passed to our colleagues in Duddon & Furness Team, but Wasdale members on the other job continued to look for both parties. Despite the best efforts of both teams the …

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Boat How – Sat 23rd Sep 2017 – Callout 78 in 2017

We were called by Police about a group of walkers, one of whom was struggling to walk due to taking illicit drugs. They were located on Boat How near Burnmoor tarn and after a quick medical assessment were walked back to Boot in Eskdale.

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Eskdale – Sat 23rd Sep 2017 – Callout 77 in 2017

We were called by NWAS about a walker who was reported to be unresponsive on the stepping stones at St Catherine’s Church in Boot, Eskdale. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of Paramedics on scene he did not survive and are thoughts are with his family.

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sat 16th Sep 2017 – Callout 76 in 2017

Not long after the previous job was passed to Keswick, the team leader took a call for a walker who had slipped while descending the Brown Tongue path and sustained a broken ankle. Once on scene the team Doctor administered pain relief, the casualty was packaged up and stretchered down to Brackenclose and passed to …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 10th Sep 2017 – Callout 75 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker and their friend who were struggling to descend due to aggravating a pre-existing injury. The two made their way down as far as they could but were then stopped by the Greta Gill crossing at the bottom of the Piers Gill path which was in spate and …

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