Incidents — RAF Boulmer

Scafell – Sat 29th Aug 2015 – Callout 46 in 2015

We were called by Police about shouts for help heard in the area of Mickledore / Broad Stand by 2 separate informants. Given the potential seriousness of incidents in this area we responded with a callout. Fortunately RAF Boulmer were in the area on the last ever training session with Lakes MRT and came over …

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Sun 23rd Aug 2015 – Callout 40 in 2015

A man suffered serious injuries when he fell around 20 meters from the Corridor Route. He was treated by the team and flown to hospital by RAF Boulmer. Thanks to Duddon and Furness MRT for travelling over to support us once again.

Today's evacuation from the bad step on the Corridor Route.

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Lingcove Bridge, Upper Eskdale – Sat 27th Jun 2015 – Callout 26 in 2015

We were called out to a man swimming in the pools near Lingcove Bridge, Eskdale, who suffered a head injury whilst entering the water. NWAA were first on scene and provided casualty care. The team then packaged the casualty for evacuation, then RAF Boulmer winched him aboard and flew him to hospital.

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Wasdale – Sun 24th May 2015 – Callout 17 in 2015

The team was called out by Cumbria Police on Friday evening regarding an overdue wild camper. Due to very little information on the route taken the team was not deployed immediately. As time moved on and more information became available it was decided that the team along with our neighbouring teams would deploy a search. …

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Great Gable – Mon 4th May 2015 – Callout 14 in 2015

The team was called out by Cumbria Police to assist a female who had taken a considerable fall on Great Gable. She was treated initially by two team members who were in the area. The team then worked with Rescue 131 from Boulmer to evacuate to the casualty to hospital. We wish the casualty a …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Sat 20th Sep 2014 – Callout 48 in 2014

The team was called about a climber stuck on steep ground on Scafell. The Sea King that we had been training with earlier in the day was back in the valley and lifted five team members to the summit of Scafell before searching from the air. The stuck climber was found on Continue reading »

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Scafell Crag, Scafell – Sat 12th Jul 2014 – Callout 26 in 2014

We were called by Police about a climber who was reported to have fallen whilst on the flake pitch of Central Buttress on Scafell and sustained head injuries. In view of the potential serious nature of the incident an RAF Seaking helicopter was called along with support from DFMRT’s crag team. On walking up to …

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Great Gable – Thu 26th Jun 2014 – Callout 24 in 2014

We were called by Police about a walker who was reported to have fallen somewhere in the Napes Needle area on Great Gable, injured his wrist and also had a period of unconsciousness. Given the location and reported injuries an RAF Sea King helicopter was requested. The team and helicopter arrived at the same time …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Wed 14th May 2014 – Callout 17 in 2014

The team was called out to search for a missing walker who had failed to return from a walk up Scafell Pike. Along with other mountain rescue teams we searched all the routes up Scafell Pike overnight without success. A more detailed search started in the morning and sadly a body was found in Piers …

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Great Gable – Sat 29th Mar 2014 – Callout 7 in 2014

The team was called out to help a male who had fallen on Great Gable and sustained an incapacitating knee injury. We had great assistance from the Great North Air Ambulance who flew us to the scene (thanks for the lift). We were also assisted by RAF Boulmer who winched the casualty from the mountain …

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