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Woman slipped into ravine

June 13, 2022

June 12, 2022 4.20 pm

On Sunday 12th June at 16.20hrs whilst members of the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were out on another rescue on Striding Edge the team was made aware, by Cumbria Police, of a woman who had fallen from a path and ended up in the water down a steep ravine in Aira Force.  

Five team members who were able to respond to this incident attended with one team Landrover with rescue equipment. A request was made to Penrith Mountain Rescue to assist and they responded with 12 team members.  The flady was extricated from the river using a rope system and hauled onto the river bank where she was treated as she was cold and wet. Fortunately, she had not suffered any injuries, despite a fall of considerable distance into the river.  

The rescue lasted 2 hours, after which team members returned to Patterdale Base to sort all the wet kit from both jobs, making it a long afternoon.  Thanks to Penrith Mountain Rescue for their attendance in this rescue.