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Lady slipped on Striding Edge

July 18, 2022

July 16, 2022 1:45 pm

At 13.45 hrs on Saturday 16th July Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called by Cumbria Police to assist an elderly lady who had slipped whilst traversing Striding Edge and taken a fall.

The Leader on call initiated the response by the team and due to her injuries, the location and the hot weather requested a Coastguard SAR helicopter to assist.

Team members ascended on foot to Striding Edge whilst the helicopter from Prestwick arrived on scene.  The lady was treated at the scene for shoulder and arm injuries including a fractured wrist. She was winched into the helicopter and flown to Hospital for further treatment.  

The team would like to thank the coastguard for their assistance, this saved a long and very hot evacuation as the weather was extremely hot. The rescue took just over 3 hours and involved 12 team members.