One of the busiest Mountain Rescue Teams in England. 2016 our 52nd year

Incidents 2008

  • 22/12/2008

    Solo Fell Walker lost in Mist

    A solo walker from North Yokshire became lost in poor visibility descending from Fairfield. The Team joined a search lead by Langdale Ambleside MRT, located the woman and led her to Patterdale.

  • 14/12/2008

    Search

    A York man fell from Swirral Edge into Brown Cove. The team who were assembling for the previous incident responded and located the casualty who was lifted from the scene by a Sea King helicopter from Prestwick.

  • 14/12/2008

    Two simultaneous rescues at Patterdale

    Two walkers became separated from their companions who descended to Patterdale. The missing walkers were eventually found by Kendal Team at Kendale.

  • 06/12/2008

    Cragfast climbers rescued

    Two winter climbers became cragfast. After a brief search they were located and escorted to safety by the team, assisted by a pair of Penrith PMRT members who were in the area. The climbers were then flown down to the Rescue Centre by an RAF Sea King.

  • 10/11/2008

    Rescue

    Two walkers lost there nerve in wet and windy conditions at the end off Striding Edge approaching Helvellyn summit plateau. A bystander called the police which led to a callout, however they had been escorted to safety by other walkers by the time the team had assembled.

  • 09/11/2008

    Unlucky slip

    A Bristol man slipped near Kepple Cove Dam lacerating his lower leg on an old metal stake. He was treated and stretchered to a Team vehicle for transfer to the Rescue Centre and then to CIC by county ambulance.

  • 14/10/2008

    Rescue

    A 26 yr old male in an outdoor centre group slipped on a rock and fell 50 ft below Pinnacle Ridge. The team were requested to attend by doctor. The group had self evacuated. Transferred to County Ambulance

  • 11/10/2008

    Youth falls from Striding edge

    A 17 year old man fell from Striding Edge sustaining leg injuries. He was treated on scene by team members and air ambulance paramedics before being evacuated by an RAF helicopter and flown to Carlisle Infirmary.

  • 10/10/2008

    Search

    Called by police to to search for a 16yr old local youth who was reported missing near to flood water. On attendance the youth had returned back to the farm house. The, First Responders and a county ambulance was also called.

  • 05/10/2008

    Place Fell Rescue

    A 39 yr old female slipped and fractured her ankle. The team stretchered her off into Boredale to meet a Landrover ambulance. The casualty was transferred to a County ambulance at Pooley Bridge. Penrith MRT assisted with the carry off.

  • 29/09/2008

    Search

    Request by police to launch the boat and investigate a report from a passing walker who has seen a sinking yacht. Search was made of the area and nothing was found save a hatch cover. police divers located the sunken craft in the following days.

  • 28/09/2008

    Croglin Lady Stretchered from The Knott

    A female walking with her dog sustained a fractured ankle. She was treated on the hill and brought down by stretcher. Penrith MR Team assisted with the evacuation.

  • 18/09/2008

    Young person flown from fells above Hartsop

    An Outdoor Activity student on an organised fell walk collapsed and was reported to be unconscious. Treated at the scene and stretchered down to just above Hayeswater and transferred to the Air Ambulance.

  • 15/09/2008

    Rescue

    60 yr old lady who slipped and damaged her leg. Treated at the scene and stretchered to the track.

  • 14/09/2008

    Search

    Report from passing yachtsman who had seen persons waving a red garment as though in distress on the crag. Investigated and found that the people were unhappy on steep ground but had been helped by some nearby rock climbers to re-gain the path.

  • 14/09/2008

    Search

    Report of dog barking. Feared that dog was with an injured walker. Nothing found thought to be a local missing hunt hound.

  • 06/09/2008

    Rescue

    Ambulance assist to a male who had sustained a head injury. Taken to hospital by county ambulance.

  • 04/09/2008

    Rescue

    55 yr old visitor from Australia fell and fractured his arm on descent into Grisedale. Treated by team and doctor at the Rescue Centre. Hospitalised.

  • 29/08/2008

    Search

    Report s of flashing lights at summit of Great Dodd. Police requested MRT investigate. After a roadside watch no flashing lights were seen. Thought to be car headlights reflecting on the hill side.

  • 27/08/2008

    Duke of Edinburgh Group escorted from the Fell

    A group of 7 Duke of Edinburgh participants on a Gold expedition became overtaken by darkness and were unprepared to continue their descent to Glenridding. Team located and guided them safely off the hill and helped them set up camp.

  • 24/08/2008

    Missing youth located

    A 16yr old Air Training Corps member who was camping at Glenridding went missing during a walk on to Sheffield Pike. Group were concerned as he was lightly dressed and his mobile phone was not being answered. Search was initiated and the youth was located on the Path above Greenside Mines. No injuries.

  • 22/08/2008

    Rescue

    Female slipped sustained head injuries. Air Ambulance took her direct to hospital. Team escorted companion to Rescue Centre.

  • 21/08/2008

    Rescue

    Mountain Biker fell from bike and sustained head and facial injuries. Stretchered to Lake shore and taken by team rescue boat to West side of Ullswater for collection by County ambulance.

  • 20/08/2008

    Search

    Mother and daughter walking the Fairfield Horseshoe became separated in low cloud and mist. Daughter phoned police to call out mountain rescue as she believed her mother was lost. As search was started the mother made a phone call to her husband to say she was safe and had made her way off the hill.

  • 19/08/2008

    Birthday Rescue on Helvellyn

    75 yr old man slipped and fell on his hip. He was unable to weight bear. Passing walkers assisted him to the summit and the team roped him down into Brown Cove to a landrover at the breached Dam. Penrith MR Team assisted with the evacuation. The air ambulance also assisted with lifting team members on to the hill as far as the cloud base would allow.

  • 16/08/2008

    Search

    62 yr old man with Jack Russell terrier reported overdue from a walk by his wife. Man located safe and well at Glenridding

  • 16/08/2008

    Rescue

    Female from Chalfont St Giles, slipped on the path and damaged her ankle. Treated at the scene and brought down by Stretcher.

  • 10/08/2008

    Search

    A 22 yr old male was reported missing from Waterside campsite. MR Teams from Penrith, Kirkby Stephen, The Patterdale Inflatable RIB and Lake District Search dogs assisted along with an RAF Sea King and the Police Underwater search team. Body of missing person located by Police Underwater Search Team the following morning.

  • 08/08/2008

    Rescue

    Man with history of heart problems suffering from chest pain on Swirral Edge. Team attended along with colleagues from the Penrith Team and an Air Ambulance. The man was treated by a doctor. Members of the team were airlifted to close by. An RN seaking also attended. The man was flown to hospital.

  • 07/08/2008

    Search

    Called by police to investigate calls for help and whistles coming from the Sandwick area. Team boat was launched. Team stood down shortly afterwards as it transpired that a man was calling for his lost dog.

  • 07/08/2008

    Rescue

    A 44 yr old male fell about 50 ft from the edge and sustained shoulder and wrist injuries. Stretchered down to Greenside where Air Ambulance evacuated to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle

  • 06/08/2008

    Search

    Two males on the Coast to Coast walk became lost on High Street. They called police to request Mountain Rescue assistance. As the search was commencing the team spoke to another walker by mobile phone and they were linked up with the walker who brought them safely down.

  • 24/07/2008

    Search

    Two separate reports to police of a person shouting for help and cragfast on steep ground. Team searched the area but nothing was found.

  • 23/07/2008

    Search

    Rescue boat launched at request of Coast Guard to search Ullswater for a female who was seen to be in difficulties in the water having capsized her canoe. Transpired that the person had managed to get to shore and was checked over by a doctor at Glencoyne. No injuries. Air Ambulance, Beep doctor, Police, Mountain Rescue were all involved in this incident.

  • 16/07/2008

    Rescue

    60 yr old female slipped and injured her ankle. Carried to waiting Landrover on the Old Coach Road and evacuated to Matterdale. Transported to Cumberland Infirmary by Count Ambulance.

  • 13/07/2008

    Search

    3 mountain bikers (Father and two sons) became lost on High Street. One was exhausted and the party were unable to navigate off the fell. Located and returned to valley. Our Landrover became bogged in on very soft ground and was winched out with a second Landrover.

  • 11/07/2008

    Search

    72 yr old male reported several hours overdue from solo fell walk. Located soon after call out safe and well.

  • 06/07/2008

    Search

    17 yr old girl became separated from her mother during a walk. The girl was quickly located and reunited.

  • 29/06/2008

    Rescue

    A 50 yr old male fell whilst leading a rock climb. Protection failed or unplaced. Sustained head and hip injuries. Treated at the scene by team doctors and paramedics and stretchered down to the road and transported to waiting air ambulance.

  • 28/06/2008

    Rescue

    An 18 yr old female student who was staying at a mountain hut had taken a fall earlier in the day and injured her left knee. Instructor decided that evacuation was needed and called police. Team stretchered the girl down to the valley bottom. Members of t

  • 27/06/2008

    Search

    Collapsed Tent reported to us by police. On investigation it was found to be abandoned and the tent was recovered.

  • 27/06/2008

    Rescue

    A 26 yr old female from Manchester slipped and fell on her arm. Suspected fracture of head of humerus. Treated by a Team doctor and stretchered down to the road for onward transport to hospital.

  • 24/06/2008

    Rescue

    A man who was fishing on the Lake shore slipped and fractured his femur. The man was loaded onto a Mountain Rescue stretcher. The road was closed and he was hoisted over an 8 ft retaining wall and transported to a waiting Air Ambulance.

  • 17/06/2008

    Rescue

    While the last rescue was in progress another walker slipped from Striding Edge into East Gulley. She had head and spinal injuries and a fractured wrist. The woman was flown to to hospital by an RAF Seaking Helicopter.

  • 17/06/2008

    Search

    A female fractured her wrist. The woman from Chesire was treated on the hill and flown to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle.

  • 17/06/2008

    Rescue

    Male suffered an epileptic fit whilst walking with friends. Treated and stretchered off the fell. Helimed 58 (Air Ambulance) was also tasked but was unable to evacuate due to the condition of the casualty.

  • 08/06/2008

    Rescue

    Man Fell on Striding Edge Helvellyn and dislocated his shoulder. The dislocation was reduced at the scene and he was airlifted to Hospital

  • 04/06/2008

    Lake Shore Incident

    A 70 yr old man from Portsmouth tripped and hit his head whilst walking. He was treated at the scene and transported back to Patterdale by the Team Rescue boat and then onwards by land ambulance to hospital.

  • 28/05/2008

    Search

    Assistance given to Langdale Ambleside Team to search for a group of two people from Chester le Street. They were located in thick mist by the team at Hartsop above How and escorted down to Patterdale.

  • 28/05/2008

    Search

    A family reported seeing a red flare in the mountains around the Knott area. Search proved fruitless with nothing found.

  • 26/05/2008

    Rescue

    A female slipped and fractured her wrist and also had a frature/dislocation of her ankle. The woman was stretchered to a waiting Landrover Ambulance which brought her to the Rescue Centre where she was given further treatment before transfer to Hospital.

  • 26/05/2008

    Rescue

    Second request of the day to launch the boat to a 74 yr old woman from Kent who had slipped and disclocted her shoulder. The shoulder was reduced by a Penrith Team doctor. The casualty was brought back to Glenridding for progress by land ambulance to Cumb

  • 26/05/2008

    Rescue

    Request to launch the rescue boat from Police and Coast Guard for an upturned boat with people in the water. Boat was launched and later stood down as another boat had recovered the people in the lake.

  • 25/05/2008

    Rescue

    A 29 yr old female from Hudderfield who was walking with her family fell and fractured her ankle. The woman leg was splinted and she was stretchered to the road side for onward evacuation to hospital.

  • 24/05/2008

    Rescue

    70 yr old man slipped and sutained ligament injuries to his left knee. Stretchered from the fell and transfered to hospital by Land Ambulance.

  • 21/05/2008

    Rescue

    Female slipped and fell 8ft over rocks causing a head injury. Recovered by team rescue boat to Jenkin field, Glenridding and air lifted to hospital by air ambulance.

  • 17/05/2008

    Rescue

    Woman slipped on the path and fracured her ankle. She was treated at the scene, stretchered to the valley bottom and transfered to Hospital.

  • 05/05/2008

    Rescue

    A male fell from Striding Edge into Nethermost Cove. RAF Helicopter recovered his body to Cumberland Infirmary.

  • 01/05/2008

    Rescue

    71yr old female slipped on rough broken ground. She fractured her ankle, was treated at the site, stretchered off the hill and transferred to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

  • 27/04/2008

    Search

    Woman aged 60, tripped and fractured her ankle. She was treated at scene and stretchered to a Land Rover ambulance and transferred the Rescue Centre for onward transport to Cumberland Infirmary at Carlisle.

  • 26/04/2008

    Search

    A call to assist Langdale Ambleside in locating a male who was crag fast. After a prolonged search involving 4 mountain rescue teams and 2 SARDA dogs, he was located on very steep ground below Hart Crag. He was very cold and very stuck. He was evacuated u

  • 19/04/2008

    Rescue

    61yr old male collapsed whilst descending. Helped by passing doctor who performed resuscitation until the team arrived.

  • 19/04/2008

    Rescue

    Disabled motor boat drifting on to rocks.Team boat requested to attend by Liverpool Coast Guard. Boat which had rope tangled around its propeller was towed by another boat to safe mooring.

  • 13/04/2008

    Rescue

    A 39 yr old man slipped in a gully and fractured his ankle. He was treated and evacuated by the Team and then onward to hospital.

  • 26/03/2008

    Rescue

    Father and 10yr old son fell in snowy conditions 200m from Helvellyn. Rest of party crag fast at site of slip. Two casualties stretchered of to below the cloud base to a waiting RAF Sea King Helicopter for onward transport to hospital. The remaining party

  • 25/03/2008

    Search

    A 67 yr old male was reported overdue by his wife. Car located at Kirkstone Inn. After Searching Red Screes and other areas the mans body was located by the Langdale Ambleside Team.

  • 21/03/2008

    Rescue

    The Team found a canoeist who had collapsed. The 20yr old male was on an instructor training session with an outdoor organisation. He was treated for hypothermia and flown to hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance.

  • 19/03/2008

    Rescue

    A 14yr old girl had tripped and sustained a fracture to her leg. Treated on the fell by the Team and Airlifted to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle by a helicopter from RAF Boulmer.

  • 18/03/2008

    Rescue

    Persons reported having difficulty descending Swirral Edge on Helvellyn. Members sent to check all was well. The group were found safely descending towards Red Tarn. All ok.

  • 22/02/2008

    Rescue

    A man got into difficulties on St Sunday Crag due to gale force winds, he phoned his wife who alerted Mountain Rescue. The man was located by the team and led to safety. Penrith MRT also assisted.

  • 22/02/2008

    Rescue

    A 55yr old female slipped and fractured her ankle. Her leg was vacuum splinted by the team and evacuated by stretched her from the fell. Penrith MRT also assisted. The woman was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

  • 11/02/2008

    Animal Rescue

    Steamer Company reported a crag fast sheep that had been stuck on a crag. The Team recovered the sheep to safe ground

  • 03/02/2008

    Lone walker rescued in high winds on High Street

    A 22yr old male from Penrith became unable to move in high winds and called police for help. The man was located at the grid reference that he had provided. Teams from Patterdale, Penrith and RAF Leeming, who were on exercise in the area assisted. The man

  • 12/01/2008

    First Aid

    Two experienced climbers fell from the snow gully they were climbing. The protection failed and one climber dislodged the the second climber. They self evacuated and met at the Rescue Centre where Head and leg injuries were treated.

  • 12/01/2008

    Rescue

    A 41 year old man from Newcastle pointy Slipped below the snow cornice and fell towards Red Tarn. Members of the Wasdale Team and a doctor from the Penrith Team were close by and also attended. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • 09/01/2008

    Fatality on Hellvellyn

    A 62 yr old man from Bolton fell from the ridge into Brown Cove. He sustained multiple injuries from which he died.

  • 02/01/2008

    First Rescue of 2008 for Patterdale Mountain Rescue

    A 17yr old male from Whitley Bay slipped and broke his leg just below the knee. He was treated by the team and flown by RAF Helicopter to hospital.