Incidents

Great Gable – Thu 30th Aug 2018 – Alert

We were alerted by Cockermouth MRT to an elderly gentleman missing on Great Gable.  They managed to make contact with him and found he was able to see buildings. We sent a vehicle to Wasdale Head and Keswick sent a vehicle to Seathwaite who then flashed their blue lights which he could see.  Cockermouth passed …

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Greta Gill, Scafell Pike – Thu 30th Aug 2018 – Callout 45 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who’d slipped off the Corridor Route and fallen down a gully sustaining a broken wrist and other injuries. The casualty was first helped by a passing doctor. Two team members were diverted from the earlier incident and went to Greta Gil and provided pain relief and splinted …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Thu 30th Aug 2018 – Callout 44 in 2018

We were called by Police about a group of walkers who’d become stuck on the steep ground between Broad Stand and Mickledore Chimney. Three of the walkers were stuck on a ledge just below the grassy terrace and were assisted back up a couple of short rocky steps with the aid of a rope from …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Wed 29th Aug 2018 – Callout 43 in 2018

We were called by Police about reports of a walker falling in the Broad Stand area on Scafell. A passing doctor first attended to the casualty and was later joined by the crew of the Great North Air Ambulance. The walker had two companions who remained stuck on the rocks above. Once on scene the …

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Red Pike – Sun 26th Aug 2018 – Alert

We were called by Police about a fell runner reporting themselves lost whilst on a run around Red Pike and Scoat Fell. The runner then established their own position and descended in Ennerdale without the need for team involvement.

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Wastwater Screes – Sun 26th Aug 2018 – Callout 42 in 2018

We were called by NWAS about a walker who’d injured their leg after being hit by falling rocks when walking along the path on the far side of the lake. The walker was given pain relief and the leg was splinted at the scene then they were evacuated using the team’s boat to an ambulance …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 25th Aug 2018 – Callout 41 in 2018

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reported overdue from a walk up Scafell Pike. There was some concern for their safety and with a bad forecast the next day we started a small scale search wit plans for a bigger effort the next day if needed. Fortunately the 2 missing walkers made their …

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Great Gable – Thu 23rd Aug 2018 – Callout 40 in 2018

We were called by Police about two walkers reported overdue from a trip up Great Gable. With their route starting at Seathwaite and ending at Honister we handed the incident over to our colleagues in Keswick team but continued to support with a search of the Wasdale side of Great Gable. The two walkers were …

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Hardknott Pass – Mon 20th Aug 2018 – Callout 39 in 2018

We were called by NWAS about a cyclist who’d fallen off their bike descending Hardknott Pass below the fort and sustained a deep gash to their knee. The casualty was treated on the scene. The ambulance had to stop at Cockley Beck so we took the casualty back over the pass for a handover.

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sun 19th Aug 2018 – Alert

The team was contacted after a male walker dislocated their shoulder just above the Lingmell Gill river crossing. The team leader made contact and the injured person was making their way off the hill. After a short while the informant let the TL know thet no assistance was required.

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