Incidents

Hardknott Fort – Thu 27th Dec 2018 – Callout 66 in 2018 (limited)

We were called by Police about a person reported overdue from a walk in the Brotherikeld – Harknott Fort area in Eskdale. As we were starting to assemble a search we got the good news they had returned and we stood down.

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Blea Tarn, Eskdale – Tue 4th Dec 2018 – Alert

We were called by Police about concerns arising from 2 dogs seen and heard persistently barking in an area of ground below Blea Tarn, overlooking Boot in Eskdale. Three team members went to investigate but were not able to find the dogs or any persons or belongings associated with them and with no reports of …

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High Scarth Crag, Eskdale – Wed 21st Nov 2018 – Alert

We were called by Police about a group of walkers reporting themselves lost whilst descending Scafell. Using phone find their location was established as High Scarth Crag on the side of Scafell. The team leader then provided directions by phone and they made their own way to the road in Eskdale.

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Foxes Tarn, Scafell – Sat 17th Nov 2018 – Callout 65 in 2018 (limited)

We were called by Police about 2 walkers and a dog one of whom was now cragfast on the rough ground near to the Foxes Tarn descent on Scafell. A small team went up the fell and initially located the first walker who’d raised the alarm. The second walker was then found but it was …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Fri 16th Nov 2018 – Callout 64 in 2018

We were called by Police about 2 walkers and a dog who were reporting themselves cragfast whilst descending Scafell. As they could see the Mickledore stretcher box it was surmised they were on Broad Stand or its approach from above. As we were leaving base we got further call from the walkers to tell us …

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Great Gable – Sun 11th Nov 2018 – Callout 63 in 2018

Whilst attending the Remembrance Event on Great Gable we were alerted to a walker who had become exhausted / collapsed on the summit. With help from a passing GP and the walkers companions they were fed and re-warmed inside a bivvy tent and then walked down to Wasdale by Team members.

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Wastwater Screes – Sat 10th Nov 2018 – Callout 62 in 2018

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reported overdue from a walk around Wast Water. On speaking with the informant one of the walkers had just made their own way back to Wasdale Head Inn but had had to leave his companion on the Screes path as he’d become exhausted. A team member set …

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Wastwater Screes – Fri 9th Nov 2018 – Callout 61 in 2018

We were called by Police about reports of 2 kayakers on Wastwater, one of whom had capsized. Whilst the person in their boat made it to the road side of the lake, the other one was believed to be on the Screes side. A team member set off from the pump house and located the …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 4th Nov 2018 – Alert

We were called by Police about a group of 10 people  reporting themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike due to loosing signal on their phone, which they were using for navigation. They were located using PhoneFind and then the Team Leader provided directions over the phone for them to make their own way off the …

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Scafell Pike – Thu 1st Nov 2018 – Callout 60 in 2018 (limited)

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who’d become benighted whilst ascending Scafell Pike. They were located by Cumbria Police using PhoneFind as being close to Mickledore. A small group of team members then went out to help walk them back to Brackenclose.

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