Incidents — Callout

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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Langdale – Thu 16th Aug 2018 – Callout 37 in 2018

We were called by our colleagues in Langdale Team to help support a search for a missing walker who had been out from the previous day on a trip up Scafell Pike from Langdale. Fortunately the missing walker returned safe and well in Little Langdale and we stood down before we needed to deploy.

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 11th Aug 2018 – Callout 36 in 2018

We were called by Police initially by a walker reporting themselves lost somewhere on Scafell Pike. We were then called by two more walkers reporting themselves lost who turned out to be part of the same party. Using PhoneFind the locations of both groups were determined and then small teams went to each location. The …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Fri 27th Jul 2018 – Callout 35 in 2018

We were called by Police about shouts for help heard coming from the Scafell / Broad Stand area. Initially it wasn’t clear whether there was someone in difficulty but further phone calls followed by a team member who was out on the fell getting on scene showed that two walkers were now stuck on the …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 14th Jul 2018 – Callout 34 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who had slipped whilst descending Scafell Pike between the slabs and ‘Pea Boulder’  injuring their ankle. A passing team member was quickly on scene and once other members arrived the injury was assessed and splinted before starting the evacuation back to Wasdale. Given the length of carry …

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