Callout Date: 28/09/2023
Callout Time: 4:16 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, Fire and Rescue, NWAS
Cumbria Police received a call from a member of the public who had seen what appeared to be two men stranded on the lakeshore next to a partially sunken boat. This was in the location of the Rough Crag/Hause Point area of the reservoir. The informant advised the possibility of the men having been in the water. Keswick MRT dispatched a vehicle to Armboth car park (north of Hause Point) to gain lake access for the team inflatable. Due to the road closure either side of Rough Crag, a second vehicle had to partially circumnavigate the reservoir to gain access from the south, and as near to the incident location as the detritus on the road would allow. Fire appliances and the Ambulance service also deployed.
Contact was made with the two men who it turns out were not in any trouble. They were trying to recover their boat that had an issue the previous week. The boat had been secured to the shore but the recent storm had caused damage to the hull and caused boat to partially sink. With this information various teams stood down.
The call to the Police was made in good intent by the informant.
23 team members – 1.5 hours