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Panic attack

August 18, 2021

August 17, 2021 7pm

On Tuesday 17/03/21 at 1900hrs Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team had just finished a call out on Scandale pass and was returning to base when they were flagged down by a member of the public.

A woman in a group of tourists was suffering from a suspected panic attack and was struggling to breath. She was given initial first aid and the team doctor arrived on scene a short while later. The patient’s breathing was stabilised and there were no serious health issues identified.

Once the patient was feeling a lot better she went on her way with her friend to try and find a camping spot for the night.