- 112 in 2017
- Limited Callout — Other
- Other Agencies
- Cockermouth MRT, Duddon & Furness MRT
We were called by our colleagues in Duddon Team to support them and a wider Lake District MR response to flooding in Millom. A ‘Cloud Burst’ had travelled through the town and a number of properties were flooded. In view of the possible size of the incident the regional incident management arrangements were stood up and a coordination centre established at Cockermouth MR base. Five Wasdale Swift Water Rescue Technicians and a driver went to Millom but the incident was winding down by the time we arrived.
Incident started at 11:25 and ended at 14:00 making 2.6 hrs in total. There were 6 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at SD172 802 (altitude 6 m). Total rescuer hours: 16