Incidents — St Bees Head

St Bees Head – Thu 27th Jun 2019 – Callout 23 in 2019

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We were called by NWAS to assist in moving a casualty who had slipped whilst descending the cliff top path at St Bees and injured their ankle. In view of the location Whitehaven Coastguard also attended and both teams carried the casualty down to the waiting ambulance for the journey …

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St Bees Head – Fri 29th May 2015 – Alert

We were called by Cumbria Police about a paraglider who had fallen at the base of the base of the St Bees cliffs. Given the location we asked for the coastguard to be notified and they then took on the incident and we stood down.

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St Bees Head – Mon 3rd Jun 2013 – Callout 25 in 2013

The team was called out to attend a walker who had fractured her ankle on the coast path near St Bees Head lighthouse. The ankle was treated and splinted and the team then stretchered the casualty to a waiting ambulance.

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St Bees Head – Sun 21st Oct 2012 – Callout 60 in 2012 (limited)

The team was contacted about a local incident. A limited callout was made but the team was not needed and was stood down soon afterwards.

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St Bees Head – Thu 17th May 2012 – Callout 26 in 2012

The team was called out to assist a Coast to Coast walker who had injured his ankle on St Bees Head. The casualty was given casualty care by team doctors and carried back to St Bees by the Great North Air Ambulance.

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St Bees Head – Tue 30th Jun 2009 – Callout 37 in 2009

Request to attend a fallen climber at Sandwith Lighthouse area of the cliffs. Coastguard were also called out along with the RNLI. Around 15 team members attended the incident. A climber in his early late 40s was descending the climbers path along with a group of fellow climbers (including a Wasdale team member) when he …

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St Bees Head – Thu 25th Jun 2009 – Callout 32 in 2009

Male reported with breathing difficulties 10 mins walk south of St Bees lighthouse across fields. MRT required to assist ambulance service. Wasdale MRT doctor arrived on scene at the same time as air ambulance and the team was stood down.

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St Bees Head – Thu 12th Oct 2006 – Callout 44 in 2006

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to rescue a lady with leg injuries near the St.Bees lighthouse. The ambulance had been called to the incident but the lady and her husband were a mile away up a very rough and flooded track. The couple were on holiday from Staffordshire and staying in St. Bees. She …

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St Bees Head – Sat 6th Aug 2005 – Callout 29 in 2005

The police called the team out to attend to a lady in her 50’s with a broken ankle on the St. Bees Head path. The husband and wife from Wigan were up in the Lake District for the weekend. They were walking along the path between St. Bees Head and Fleswick Bay when she went …

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St Bees Head – Sat 5th May 2001 – Callout 6 in 2001

Female reported to have fallen amongst large rocks. Minor head injuries. Coast Guard and RNLI involved. Evacuated from the bottom of the cliffs by inshore rescue boat. Team brought her down from the cliff and transferred her to the boat. Coast Guard were compromised by foot and mouth as they approached the top of the …

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