Incidents

Scafell Pike – Thu 8th Mar 2018 – Alert

The team was alerted after a walker was reported overdue by his wife. The police also contacted the Wasdale Head pub and as a member of staff located his car, the gentleman arrived back.  His mobile had gone flat so he had been unable to make contact with home.

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Penrith – Sun 4th Mar 2018 – Alert

The team were put on standby due to the ongoing problems in the east of the county.  There were communities still cut off and supplies were running low.  Fortunately the requests for assistance were in decline and there was no requirement to head over.

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Penrith – Fri 2nd Mar 2018 – Callout 7 in 2018

Due to heavy snow there was a request to send a 4×4 with team members over to the east of the county to assist our colleagues in the Penrith Team.  Along with Cockermouth MRT they were then tasked to head to Alston to do welfare checks as the ton had been cut off for a …

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Wath Brow – Thu 1st Mar 2018 – Callout 6 in 2018

Team called this afternoon to assist with a sledging incident near Wath Bridge. Most of us stood down fairly quickly when the casualty was helped into the nearby ambulance.

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East Buttress, Scafell – Sun 25th Feb 2018 – Callout 5 in 2018

The team was contacted at around 5.30pm after a lone walker had fallen a considerable distance down a snow slope on the south side of Mickledore ridge sustaining multiple injuries.  Initially Helimed 58 came to assist but had to depart due to night fall, but not before confirming the casualty location.  Due to the suspected …

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Mickledore, Scafell Pike – Sun 25th Feb 2018 – Alert

The team was called after a walker head whistles and shouts for help whilst at Mickledore.  This followed shortly by a second 999 call to request assistance for an injured walker.

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Sun 25th Feb 2018 – Alert

The team leader was alerted by Keswick MRT after a walker had taken a fall down a snow slope.  It turned out he was able to walk and was heading to Styhead we stood by in case we were required and Keswick went to meet the party.  As they arrived on scene and assessed the …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 24th Feb 2018 – Callout 4 in 2018

The team was called for a walker with a leg and chest injury sustained after taking a slide on frozen snow whilst descending Scafell Pike above Lingmell Col. The walker was assessed on scene by the crew from the Great North Air Ambulance and team members and then flown to hospital.

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Pillar – Fri 23rd Feb 2018 – Alert

The team were called after a walker has taken a slide on hard snow above Wind Gap. Due to the location and preferred evacuation route the job was handed over to Cockermouth MRT

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Scafell Pike – Sun 18th Feb 2018 – Alert

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reported overdue from a walk on Scafell Pike. Fortunately we were able to phone them and confirm they were safe & well and returning home and we stood down.

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