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Male fitting – Aira Force

August 7, 2021

August 6, 2021 1.30 pm

On Friday 06/08/21 at around 13:30hrs Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out by the Northwest Ambulance Service to assist with a male who had been fitting. The man had been walking up Aira Force with his partner when he suffered a suspected epileptic fit.

A NWAS fast response paramedic and a Patterdale Team member arrived first on the scene and commenced first aid. Once the casualty was stabilised he was transferred to a stretcher and evacuated to a team Land Rover. The casualty was then driven to the main road where a NWAS ambulance took him to hospital.

The rescue lasted for 2 hours and involved 13 team members