Incidents

Dent Fell – Sat 9th Feb 2019 – Callout 6 in 2019

In the early hours of this morning the team were asked by Cumbria Police to assist with searching for a missing person in the Dent Fell area. As the team were deploying the missing person was found and we stood down.

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 26th Jan 2019 – Callout 5 in 2019

We were called by Police about a group of walkers who phoned in to report themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike, after which their emergency call cut out and no further details were available. It was difficult to phone them back but understood their position was close to the Piers – Straight Gill junction. A …

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Scoat Fell – Fri 25th Jan 2019 – Callout 4 in 2019

We were called by Police about a group of walkers, one of whom had become incapacitated due to severe leg cramps and could no longer walk. It was originally difficult to phone the group back to determine a precise position so a search was started. In view of the location and amount of ground to …

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Dent Fell – Sun 20th Jan 2019 – Callout 3 in 2019 (limited)

The team was called to assist a small group of teenagers who had got lost on Dent fell. Using phone find technology we quickly located the group and team members escorted the group back to the road.

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Birker Fell – Fri 18th Jan 2019 – Callout 2 in 2019 (limited)

The Team was called out to help our colleagues from Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team recover stranded motorists on Birker Fell. Winter conditions can easily transform fell roads and render them impassable.

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Scafell Pike – Mon 7th Jan 2019 – Alert

We were called by Police about reports of a group of walkers overdue from Scafell Pike and possible sightings of flashing lights observed at Seathwaite in Borrowdale. As the lights were more likely to be on the Borrowdale side our colleagues in Keswick Team kindly agreed to take on the incident and the walkers returned …

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Great Hell Gate, Great Gable – Sun 6th Jan 2019 – Callout 1 in 2019 (limited)

We were called by Police about a group of 3 walkers who reported themselves cragfast in the Great Hell Gate area on Great Gable after taking a wrong turn on their descent. Their precise position was established using PhoneFind then a small team went on the fell to find the group, provide them with helmets …

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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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