Incidents — Cumbria Fire and Rescue

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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Wastwater – Thu 25th Jul 2019 – Callout 34 in 2019

Weather : Exceptionally hot

We were contacted by Cumbria Police after shouts for help reported by an anonymous caller from the lakeshore. 2 kayakers were on dry land on the far side of the lake, one had been seen to be in the water. Neither had a buoyancy aid.

The team responded along with 4 …

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Wastwater Screes – Fri 9th Nov 2018 – Callout 61 in 2018

We were called by Police about reports of 2 kayakers on Wastwater, one of whom had capsized. Whilst the person in their boat made it to the road side of the lake, the other one was believed to be on the Screes side. A team member set off from the pump house and located the …

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Wastwater – Sat 21st Apr 2018 – Callout 16 in 2018

We were called by NWAS about reports of a diver who had got into trouble on Wast Water and was under the water. Other divers in the area were able to bring the diver back to the surface from where the team boat was able to take him to the lake shore. A large multi-agency …

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Ravenglass – Mon 28th Apr 2014 – Callout 12 in 2014

The team was called out to assist in the search for a missing man in the Ravenglass area as part of a multi-agency response. Unfortunately by the time we had covered our search areas the man had not been found.

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Wastwater – Sun 27th Jan 2013 – Callout 5 in 2013

The team was called out to search for a diver who had failed to surface on Wastwater. The team searched the water’s edge on foot and the lake using the team boat as part of a multi-agency response. The team boat was used overnight and on Monday to assist the Police Diving Unit. The search …

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