Incidents

Wastwater Screes – Thu 12th Sep 2019 – Callout 48 in 2019

We were called by Police about a walker and dog who reported themselves stuck whilst walking on the Wasdale Screes. Their position was determined using PhoneFind. Team members on foot arrived and helped to get them to the shore where they were picked up in the team’s boat and taken back to the pump house.

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Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike – Sat 7th Sep 2019 – Callout 47 in 2019

We were called by Police about a walker who had slipped whilst descending to Broad Crag Col on the way up Scafell Pike injuring their ankle. A team member who was already on the fell went to the scene and assessed the injury. In view of the location high on Broad Crag assistance was called …

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Cold Fell – Thu 5th Sep 2019 – Alert

We were called by Police about reports of a walker struggling and exhausted. As we started to gather details we received further information to confirm the walker was now on the road and no longer needed assistance and we stood down.

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Scafell Pike – Tue 3rd Sep 2019 – Alert

We were called by Police about a walker reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. As we were gathering details the missing walker turned up at Wasdale Head, safe and well and we stood down.

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Great Gable – Thu 29th Aug 2019 – Callout 46 in 2019 (limited)

Team called by Police about a group of 3 walkers reporting themselves stuck whilst descending from Great Gable. With some help from PhoneFind their position was determined to be in the White Napes area. A small team then went on the fell to help escort them down.

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Hollowstones, Scafell Pike – Mon 26th Aug 2019 – Callout 45 in 2019

We were called by Police about a walker who was struggling to make their own way down from Scafell Pike. An advance team met the walker and provided analgesia to improve their movement. With an indication of a difficult stretcher carry our colleagues from Duddon and Furness Team also attended. Once lower on the mountain …

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Cross Walls, Wastwater – Mon 26th Aug 2019 – Callout 44 in 2019

We were called by NWAS to assist with a walker who’d injured themselves by standing on a wire which became impaled in their foot. The Seascale Fire & Rescue crew had attended and cut the walker free from the remainder of the wire. The team splinted the limb to control further bleeding then carried the …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 25th Aug 2019 – Alert

Weather : Warm & Clear

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. As we were gathering details we got a call to say they were down, safe & well and we stood down.

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Wasdale Head, Wasdale – Sun 25th Aug 2019 – Callout 43 in 2019

Weather : Hot & Sunny

We were called by Police about a walker who’d slipped whilst descending the Mosedale path near Wasdale Head and injured their lower leg. A team member who was already on the fell arrived and assessed the injury. Once the team arrived the limb was splinted and the walker carried down …

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Lingmell – Thu 22nd Aug 2019 – Callout 42 in 2019 (limited)

Weather : Low Cloud

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst descending from Scafell Pike. Using PhoneFind their position was determining as being on Lingmell Nose. They were given some directions over the phone by the Team Leader. However, after losing contact with the group for nearly two hours a …

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