Several callouts for the Patterdale Team

Female with ankle injury, Aira Force

Saturday 27/04/2019 10:57 

On Saturday 27th April at 1100hrs, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria Police to assist a woman who had injured her ankle near Aira Force whilst on a charity walk. She was part of a group attempting to complete the Ullswater Way. A team member who happened to be nearby on a walk was on scene within minutes. The rest of the team managed to get very close to the location by Landrover. The casualty was treated for her ankle injury and then evacuated by Landrover to the Dockray where she was transferred to Ambulance for onward hospital treatment.

59 yr old man with ankle injury

Saturday 27/04/2019 17:23 

Later that same day at 14:30hrs, the team got a second call this time via the North West Ambulance Service to request assistance with a male who was out walking with friends on the Hartsop Above How Fell. The male has slipped and was unable to continue walking. The male was treated on scene for a suspected fractured ankle. He was then stretchered off the fell and transferred to a waiting Ambulance.


Fainted student close to Grisedale Tarn

Tuesday 30/04/2019 16:00 

At approximately 4.00pm on Tuesday 30 April Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria Police to go to the aid of a young man who had collapsed and fainted close to Grisedale Tarn and the Brothers parting stone.

The young man was part of an organised well equipped expedition group who were due to camp at Grisedale Tarn having set off from a local outdoor centre. The two experienced instructors with the group raised the alarm and were able to look after the young man until the team arrived.

The Team treat the 12 year old and then stretchered him off the fell to the waiting Land Rover ambulance for onward transport by North West Ambulance Service to Carlisle infirmary.

The rescue lasted 4 hours and was attended by 14 Patterdale Team members.