Busy afternoon for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team

Sunday 07/05/2017 14:39 

Female walker suffers multiple injuries in 30ft fall from Striding Edge

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called by Cumbria Police at 12.20pm on Sunday 7 May to assist a woman who had fallen 30ft from Striding Edge, suffering multiple injuries.

Due to the nature of the reported injuries - head, facial, chest, abdominal, shoulder and arm - the Team requested the assistance of a Coastguard helicopter, which was immediately scrambled from Caernarfon. North West Air Ambulance also attended the incident and provided medical support on scene. 

The casualty was treated before being winched into the Coastguard Rescue helicopter and taken to Patterdale Playing Field for transfer to the Air Ambulance and onward transmission to hospital.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was also supported by Penrith Mountain Rescue Team. The incident was attended by eight Patterdale and 12 Penrith team members and lasted three hours.

Sunday 07/05/2017 15:47 

Whilst dealing with the incident on Helvellyn, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called to assist with the rescue of a 30 year old woman who had broken her ankle on the other side of the valley.

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team was already on scene and able to provide assistance. The Coastguard Rescue Helicopter, which had just evacuated the casualty from Helvellyn and transferred her to the Air Ambulance, was then tasked to collect the second casualty and transfer her to hospital.