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Person fainted – Birkside Gill

November 16, 2020

November 14, 2020 3:37 pm

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out by the North West Ambulance Service with regard to a walker who had fainted. The exact location was unknown and the informant described it as near the top of Birkside near Helvellyn.

The team could not get back in touch with the person who was with the casualty as their mobile had run out. Due to the inexact location the team contacted Keswick Mountain Rescue and it was agreed that both teams would respond. The casualty party was located by the Keswick team about 2 hours later, and they escorted the walkers down towards Thirlmere.

Patterdale MRT were stood down. The rescue lasted 3 hrs and involved 27 Patterdale team members.