Incidents — Cumbria Police

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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Scafell Pike – Mon 3rd Jun 2019 – Callout 18 in 2019

Weather : Hill Fog

Team called by Police about a walker reported missing from a trip up Scafell Pike. As the walker was on their own a search was mounted over night to try to locate them. Team members from Wasdale and Duddon teams searched areas around Scafell Pike. Around 0600 the Duddon team made …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Mon 10th Sep 2018 – Callout 49 in 2018

We were called by Police about a further group of 3 walkers who had become lost whilst descending Scafell Pike and one of whom had fallen somewhere towards the gill. Team members from the earlier incident went back up the hill whilst further support was obtained from other Wasdale and Duddon Team members. Conditions by …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/piers-gill-scafell-pike-mon-10th-sep-2018/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/wastwater-sat-21st-apr-2018/

Scafell Pike – Thu 8th Mar 2018 – Alert

The team was alerted after a walker was reported overdue by his wife. The police also contacted the Wasdale Head pub and as a member of staff located his car, the gentleman arrived back.  His mobile had gone flat so he had been unable to make contact with home.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/scafell-pike-thu-8th-mar-2018/

Straight Gill, Lingmell – Sun 15th Oct 2017 – Callout 88 in 2017

The team was called in the early hours of Sunday for a report of a walker overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. A search started at first light and when the walker was not found in the first few hours the effort was ramped up with search groups from Duddon and Furness, Cockermouth, Keswick, …

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Whitehaven – Wed 4th Jan 2017 – Callout 1 in 2017

We were called by Police to assist with the search for a missing person in Whitehaven where we joined with colleagues from the Police, Whitehaven Coastguard Team and the S-92 Helicopter from Prestwick. Fortunately the missing person was found safe & well some distance away and we stood down.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/whitehaven-wed-4th-jan-2017/

Whitehaven – Fri 9th Jan 2015 – Callout 4 in 2015

The Team was called out by Cumbria Police on the morning of the 9th of January to assist in the search for a missing local man. The team searched the steep ground area of Castle Park in Whitehaven. Nothing was found and the Police continued with their enquiries.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/whitehaven-fri-9th-jan-2015/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/ravenglass-mon-28th-apr-2014/

Wrynose Pass – Fri 14th Feb 2014 – Callout 2 in 2014 (limited)

We were called by Cumbria Police about a car and its 4 occupants who were reported to be stuck on Hardknott Pass. It was not possible to make contact with the informant by phone so a team vehicle was despatched to investigate. It turned out the car was on Wrynose rather than Hardknott pass. On …

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