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50ft fall at Aira Force

September 8, 2021

September 8, 2021

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Wednesday morning 08/09/21 by the North West Ambulance Service regarding a woman who had fallen about 50 foot in the water. The Great North Air Ambulance and land ambulance had been called out at the same time and the team met up with the other medical teams at the scene.

The walker had been pulled off a steep cliff by her dog and had landed in the shallow water below. She had sustained some serious injuries to her lower leg and was in a great deal of pain. The casualty was treated at the scene by the medics and she was then transferred onto a stretcher and evacuated by the Patterdale team to the helimed which had landed in a field some distance away. She was then flown to the RVI in Newcastle.

The team would like to thank the NWAS and GNAAS crews for some great team work which resulted in a quick and efficient rescue. The rescue involved 14 Patterdale team members and lasted for about 2 hours.