Incidents — Rescue 199 from Prestwick

Mickledore, Scafell Pike – Sat 13th Jul 2019 – Callout 27 in 2019

Team called by Police about a walker who was reported to have difficulty breathing whilst descending Scafell Pike via Mickledore. The coastguard helicopter from Prestwick was already in the area after delivering some equipment from a previous incident and was on scene quickly. The casualty was winched aboard for the journey to hospital.

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Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike – Thu 4th Jul 2019 – Callout 24 in 2019

Weather : Cloud above 600m

 

Team called this afternoon for a walker who’d slipped whilst descending from Scafell Pike summit towards Broad Crag Col and injured their upper arm. In view of the location high on the mountain the Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team were called as was the Coastguard helicopter from Prestwick. …

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Penny Hill, Eskdale – Sat 8th Jun 2019 – Callout 20 in 2019

Weather : Clear

Team called this evening for a walker who’d taken a tumble off a crag and sustained leg and pelvic injuries. NWAS Paramedics were already on scene providing casualty care. Team helped to package the casualty and then move them down the slope to where the Coastguard Helicopter was waiting to take the …

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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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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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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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Broad Stand, Scafell – Thu 5th Jul 2018 – Callout 33 in 2018

The team was called to assist a walker who had taken a fall on the scree under Scafell East Buttress. With the help of Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team, North West Air Ambulance from Blackpool and Rescue 199 from Prestwick the …

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Great Gable – Mon 30th Apr 2018 – Callout 17 in 2018

The team was called out for a walker who had slipped from the Sty Head to Wasdale Path, tumbling some distance. The Great North Air Ambulance were first on scene and provided medical treatment for the casualty. The team arrived and helped to package and stabilise the casualty before the coastguard helicopter …

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Upper Eskdale – Wed 4th Apr 2018 – Callout 13 in 2018

The team were called out at 11:00 pm for two walkers who had climbed Scafell Pike and had not returned to their holiday accommodation. Duddon and Furness team were brought in to help due to the winter conditions and low temperatures and real concern for their safety. Around 20 mountain rescuers were involved in this …

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Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike – Tue 20th Mar 2018 – Callout 9 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who had slid on hard snow whilst descending from Scafell Pike towards Broad Crag and injured their back / pelvic region. The Great North Air Ambulance attended but was not able to land close by so instead ferried team members closer to the scene. The coastguard helicopter …

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