47 yr old man stuck on ledge

Thursday 25/05/2017 22:43 

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria Police at just before 8.45pm on Thursday 25th May to go to the aid of a 47 year old man who had become stuck on a ledge overlooking the village of Glenridding. 

His exact location was somewhat vague until the local Fire Brigade, who were out practising at the time, reported that they had spotted the distressed man above Greenside mines.

The Team made their way to his location over difficult terrain, ensured the gentleman was safe and uninjured then, proceeded to rig a rope system to enable him to descend the fell. This was a challenging rescue and involved 11 members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team and lasted for 3.5 hours.