Incidents — Callout

Eskdale – Mon 10th Sep 2018 – Callout 47 in 2018

The team was called after reports of shouting could be heard from Fisher Ground campsite in the area above Milkingstead. Upon investigation nothing was found and the shouting was put down to a local farmer gathering his sheep.

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Wastwater Screes – Tue 4th Sep 2018 – Callout 46 in 2018 (limited)

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who’d become stuck on the Wasdale Screes having ascended above the nominal line of the path in an effort to find easier ground. They were located using PhoneFind then a party went on the screes to help them off.

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Greta Gill, Scafell Pike – Thu 30th Aug 2018 – Callout 45 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who’d slipped off the Corridor Route and fallen down a gully sustaining a broken wrist and other injuries. The casualty was first helped by a passing doctor. Two team members were diverted from the earlier incident and went to Greta Gil and provided pain relief and splinted …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Thu 30th Aug 2018 – Callout 44 in 2018

We were called by Police about a group of walkers who’d become stuck on the steep ground between Broad Stand and Mickledore Chimney. Three of the walkers were stuck on a ledge just below the grassy terrace and were assisted back up a couple of short rocky steps with the aid of a rope from …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Wed 29th Aug 2018 – Callout 43 in 2018

We were called by Police about reports of a walker falling in the Broad Stand area on Scafell. A passing doctor first attended to the casualty and was later joined by the crew of the Great North Air Ambulance. The walker had two companions who remained stuck on the rocks above. Once on scene the …

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Wastwater Screes – Sun 26th Aug 2018 – Callout 42 in 2018

We were called by NWAS about a walker who’d injured their leg after being hit by falling rocks when walking along the path on the far side of the lake. The walker was given pain relief and the leg was splinted at the scene then they were evacuated using the team’s boat to an ambulance …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 25th Aug 2018 – Callout 41 in 2018

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reported overdue from a walk up Scafell Pike. There was some concern for their safety and with a bad forecast the next day we started a small scale search wit plans for a bigger effort the next day if needed. Fortunately the 2 missing walkers made their …

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Great Gable – Thu 23rd Aug 2018 – Callout 40 in 2018

We were called by Police about two walkers reported overdue from a trip up Great Gable. With their route starting at Seathwaite and ending at Honister we handed the incident over to our colleagues in Keswick team but continued to support with a search of the Wasdale side of Great Gable. The two walkers were …

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Hardknott Pass – Mon 20th Aug 2018 – Callout 39 in 2018

We were called by NWAS about a cyclist who’d fallen off their bike descending Hardknott Pass below the fort and sustained a deep gash to their knee. The casualty was treated on the scene. The ambulance had to stop at Cockley Beck so we took the casualty back over the pass for a handover.

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Lingmell Beck – Sat 18th Aug 2018 – Callout 38 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who had sustained an open fracture of the ankle whilst crossing the stream at Lingmell Beck. The injury was initially stabilised by a doctor who was part of their party. Once team members were on scene analgesia was provided and then due to the serious nature of …

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