Incidents — Wastwater

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 – Sat 13th Jul 2019 – Callout 28 in 2019

As we were returning from the Mickledore incident a further call came from NWAS about a swimmer who reported feeling dizzy after getting out of Wast Water. Team was quickly on scene and provided medical treatment before a land ambulance arrived and the casualty was handed over to NWAS paramedics.

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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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Wastwater – Fri 1st Sep 2017 – Callout 72 in 2017

The team were contacted due to concern for a swimmer last seen 3 hours previously after setting off to swim the length of the Wastwater from the Wasdale Head end. As the team was assembling at base with the intention of launching the RHIB, the swimmer was fortunately confirmed safe and well having got out …

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Wastwater – Sun 23rd Aug 2015 – Callout 41 in 2015

Whilst attending the corridor route incident we were also tasked to a casualty with an ankle injury on the shores of Wast Water. She was treated by the team and evacuated by ambulance.

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Wastwater – Fri 2nd Aug 2013 – Callout 41 in 2013 (limited)

The team was called out after a report of people getting into difficulty on Wastwater. We launched our boat and searched the banks of the lake to confirm that the people had managed to make their own way off the lake.

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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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Wastwater – Mon 21st Apr 2008 – Callout 17 in 2008

Police paged the team to go to the rescue a diver who was in Wastwater lake and in difficulties. He had been diving at depth when problems occurred with breathing. 12 team members attended and the rescue boat was taken to the Lake. Before the rescue got fully underway the man was brought to shore …

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Wastwater – Fri 25th Nov 2005 – Alert

The deputy team leader was contacted regarding a report of flashing lights on the Wastwater. There was significant confusion as to what the incident was since the Police, when contacted, had no record of the incident. The ‘999’ had been put through to the Coastguard who had then passed the information onto one of the …

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