Crow Park, Keswick (83)
Callout Date: 29/08/2022
Callout Time: 1:31 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, NWAS
An 83 year old female collapsed in Crow Park. The informant gave the 999 call handler a What3Words location which was close to Hawes End. The team sent a Landrover first truck to the location only to find nobody. Further enquiries revealed the true location within walking distance of the base. Fortunately more team members had arrived at base and were able to respond quickly to this potentially serious medical incident. The casualty was assessed and stretchered back to base for further assessment and to await the arrival of an ambulance.
This is the second callout in 3 days (and there have been others) when the W3W location has been close enough to be believable but wrong enough to be useless. W3W should not be relied upon on its own. Always give a verbal description of where the casualty is and better still a grid reference from a map or use the app OS-Locate (https://shop.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/apps/os-locate/).
15 team members – 1 hour 45 minutes