Incidents

Lingcove Bridge, Upper Eskdale – Sun 27th Aug 2017 – Callout 67 in 2017

A walker sustained an ankle injury whilst walking near Lingcove Bridge in Eskdale. The injury was assessed by the Team Doctor before being splinted and then they were taken by stretcher to the waiting ambulance.

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Scafell Pike – Sun 27th Aug 2017 – Alert

A young walker was reported to be struggling to descend Scafell Pike. They were helped down by their party without us needing to respond.

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Gavel Neese, Great Gable – Sun 27th Aug 2017 – Alert

The team were called by a member of the public who had heard a whistle blowing whilst in the valley, as the team was dealing with another more serious incident at the time a volunteer took a walk round the area to investigate but nothing came of it.

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Scafell Pike – Sat 26th Aug 2017 – Alert

A walker was reported as lost from their group on Scafell Pike. Soon after they re-joined their group and the incident was closed.

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Scafell Pike – Sat 26th Aug 2017 – Callout 66 in 2017

A walker fell at the summit of Scafell Pike and sustained a head & knee injury. Initially there was some concern regarding the walkers condition and the coastguard helicopter from Prestwick attended and ferried team members up the hill. Once on scene the casualty was assessed by the team doctor and it was determined he …

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Ill Crag – Wed 23rd Aug 2017 – Alert

The team were alerted to 3 walkers also reported themselves lost on Scafell Pike. Using coordinates from their phone it was possible to establish they were on the north face of Ill Crag and the team leader provided directions over the phone for them to make their own way off the fell.

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Scafell Pike – Wed 23rd Aug 2017 – Alert

The team was alerted to a group of walkers reporting themselves lost in the Scafell Pike area. Without a clear location, difficulty recontacting them and a reasonable weather forecast it was decided to wait until the morning to see if they made their way off the mountain, which they did without team assistance.

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Langdale – Mon 21st Aug 2017 – Alert

The team was called about a group of 7 overdue from a walk up Scafell Pike from Langdale. Whilst investigations were underway the group turned up safe and well.

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Sun 20th Aug 2017 – Callout 65 in 2017

We were called out by North West Ambulance Service for a walker on the corridor route who had stumbled and badly hurt her ankle. Due to the location and possible complications with the injury a coastguard helicopter was requested and Rescue 199, the new AW189 from Prestwick attended. They lowered their paramedic winch-man onto the hillside …

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Buckbarrow, Wasdale – Sat 19th Aug 2017 – Callout 64 in 2017

The team were called out Saturday evening to assist a family group who having walked up Buckbarrow,  had become crag fast in some steep ground on the way back down. The team responded and with some assistance from RAF Leeming MRT who were in the area for the weekend training, using rope techniques brought everyone back …

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