Wastwater – Thu 12th Aug 2021

The Team Leader was alerted by Cumbria Police of two swimmers in Wast Water struggling in the water. As the team was being mobilised the police reported that all was well and the swimmers had made it safely back to shore. A good outcome.

Wastwater – Thu 17th Sep 2020

The team leader was alerted by the police about a 79 year old male who had separated from his walking party by Wastwater lake. Because of the age of the gentleman and the concerns from his family and friends, a team member who lives in Wasdale valley was tasked to Read more…

Wastwater – Thu 25th Jul 2019

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 Read more…

Wastwater – Sat 13th Jul 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.

Wastwater – Fri 2nd Aug 2013

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.