Walker injured by falling tree
January 31, 2022
January 29, 2022
On Saturday 29th January Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called to a report of a woman who had been walking near Howtown at Scalehow wood when she had received an ankle injury by a falling tree and was unable to continue on her walk. As the team were still up in the Cairngorms on winter training the job was passed to RAF Leeming Mountain Rescue Team who were covering our area for the duration we were out of the area.
They attended the scene and carried out an assessment before evacuating the casualty by stretcher off the hill. She was then conveyed to hospital by her colleagues in their own car for further treatment.
Patterdale team would like to express their thanks to RAF Leeming for their assistance on this rescue and for their cover throughout the four days whilst we were away in Scotland.