- 26 in 2018
- Full Callout — Other
- Other Agencies
- Coastguard, Cumbria Fire and Rescue, Cumbria Police, Great North Air Ambulance, North West Air Ambulance, North West Ambulance Service
We were called by NWAS about reports of a diver who had got into trouble on Wast Water and was under the water. Other divers in the area were able to bring the diver back to the surface from where the team boat was able to take him to the lake shore. A large multi-agency team had assembled on the lake shore including the North West Air Ambulance, a ground team from the Great North Air Ambulance, NWAS paramedics, Cumbria Fire & Rescue, Police and MCA. All possible attempts were made to revive the diver but unfortunately they proved unsuccessful. Our thoughts are with the divers family and friends.
Incident started at 11:55 and ended at 15:30 making 3.6 hrs in total. There were 15 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY152 055 (altitude 66 m). Total rescuer hours: 54