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Woman fallen near Ruthwaite Lodge

May 11, 2023

May 6, 2023 12:56 pm

At 12:56 hrs on Saturday 6th May Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was asked to respond to assist a woman who had tripped and injured her ankle whilst walking the coast to coast in the Grisedale valley.

The team responded with 19 members and made their way on foot to the scene. On arrival the lady was examined and her ankle was placed in a splint and then she was put onto the stretcher and carried off the hill to one of our Rescue Land Rovers. From here she was conveyed to the Base at Patterdale where an ambulance took her to hospital for further treatment.

Whilst this rescue was underway a second request for assistance came in and 5  team members went to join other team members who were at base on this job. This first rescue took just over 3.5 hours in total.

Female with Ankle Injury

May 7, 2023 12:35 pm

On Saturday 6th May at 14:55hrs whilst the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was already on a job when they were made aware by Cumbria Police  of another female requiring assistance as she had slipped and also received an ankle injury.  

5 team members who were still at base responded and started making their way on the hill to the casualty site, another 5 members from the earlier rescue were able to leave and go to assist this second incident.

Once the second rescue had finished another vehicle with 5 more team members went to help out as the leader requested more assistance. The lady was examined at the scene and due to her injury was given pain relief, her leg was placed in a splint and she was then stretchered from the fell down to the land rovers where she was taken back to Patterdale base.  

Once back at base she was re assessed and then taken by ambulance to hospital for further treatment. This rescue lasted just over 3.5 hours with 17 members in attendance.