118 in 2022
Whin Rigg
Other Agencies
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We were called by Cumbria Police about a walker who was unresponsive. The team was quickly deployed, as was Helimed 58 (Great North Air Ambulance). Rescue 936 (Coastguard helicopter) was also tasked but later stood down.
Tragically, all the efforts of the walker’s friends, passers by, and those of the helimed crew were unable to help and the walker did not survive. The team brought him back down to the valley, accompanied by his friends, where he was given over to the care of the police.
Our thanks to all the other agencies involved, and especially to the people who stopped to help. We offer our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends.

Incident started at 12:41 and ended at 18:10 making 5.5 hrs in total. There were 13 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 150032. Total rescuer hours: 72