One of the busiest Mountain Rescue Teams in England. 2017 our 53rd year

Incidents 2013

  • 29/12/2013

    Family reported missing on Helvellyn

    NY 34169 15162

    As incident 71 was drawing to a close Cumbria Police received a 999 call reporting a family of three overdue on Helvellyn. As the team were responding to the request for assistance from the Police the missing people turned up safe and well.

  • 29/12/2013

    Married couple fall from Helvellyn Ridge

    NY 34219 15535

    On Sunday 29th December, at about 1530 a male walker fell approximately 130 metres from Swirral Edge, Helvellyn in to Brown Cove. A passer-by who witnessed the fall called 999 and whilst he was talking to the Police he saw a woman fall from the same place on the ridge; apparently falling much further than the man. The information available to the

  • 26/12/2013

    Walker Delayed on Helvellyn

    NY 34169 15162

    At approximately 1600 Patterdale MRT were called by a worried relative who was reporting that her son was late back from a walk on Helvellyn. Whilst the team were gathering information the man turned up safe and well.

  • 21/12/2013

    Walker with broken ankle spends the longest night on mountain

    NY 44701 16941

    At approximately 0900 on Saturday 21st December a hill-walker knocked on the door of a farmhouse just above Howtown, Ullswater, to report that his friend was laying injured on the mountain side. The man has spent the longest night of the year on the mountain with a broken ankle. The subsequent rescue lasted four and half hours and involved fifteen team members.

  • 20/11/2013

    Woman Rescued From above Glennridding

    NY 38226 16483

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria Police to assist a woman in her 50s. The woman, from the north, had fallen whilst walking near Lanty's Tarn above Glenridding and injured her right leg and lower back. After treating her at the scene the team carried her down to their waiting landrover ambulances for the short drive back to their rescue centre.

  • 11/11/2013

    Overdue Walker

    NY 39800 20600

    Overdue Walker at Aira Force At approximately 1800hrs Patterdale MRT were called by Cumbria Police to begin searching for an overdue walker in the area of Aira Force.

  • 03/11/2013

    Three Runners Rescued within Three Hours (Part 3)

    NY 39742 17603

    Just as the Team were about to head back to base for a cup of tea a third callout was received for a 55 year old man from North Yorkshire who had fallen, again on the same path, injuring his knee and sustaining cuts and bruises to his face.

  • 03/11/2013

    Three Runners Rescued within Three Hours (Part 2)

    NY 41525 19220

    Whilst the Team were dealing with the first incident a 35 year old woman from Oswestry slipped approximately 3km away on the same footpath and fractured her wrist.

  • 03/11/2013

    Three Runners Rescued within Three Hours (Part 1)

    NY 39640 18296

    The Team were called to assist a 33 year old male from Manchester who had injured his ankle whilst taking part in the Lakeland Trails Event, in the Ullswater valley.

  • 29/10/2013

    Man suffers fracture dislocation to his ankle on Hallin Fell

    NY 43614 19442

    At 1230 PMRT were tasked by the North West Ambulance Service to assist a man who had fallen and fracture dislocated his ankle. The Team administered pain relief and the Team doctor treated the man before onward transfer to hospital in Carlisle.

  • 27/10/2013

    Severe weather hampers efforts to rescue twelve teenagers

    NY 35364 12783

    Twelve teenagers were rescued today in severe weather conditions. Two were airlifted by RAF Sea King helicopter and the remaining ten were assisted back to Patterdale MRT base. Several team members were blown over and one team member suffered chest injuries. PMRT would like to remind those venturing into the mountains to check the weather forecast.

  • 12/10/2013

    Couple lost in the mist on Great Dodd

    NY 34828 21081

    At 1545 Cumbria Police requested the assistance of Patterdale MRT to locate a couple who had become disorientated in low cloud in the area of Great Dodd. They were located by team members and escorted safely from the fell. 5 Team members were involved for 3 hours.

  • 05/10/2013

    Sheep Rescued from Heron Pike

    NY 37420 17793

    Patterdale MRT assisted a local farmer to recover a Ewe which had become cragfast on Heron Pike. Five Patterdale and one Kendal team member were involved for 3.5 hours. The sheep was safely recovered and went along its way.

  • 04/10/2013

    Fatal Fall From Striding Edge

    NY 34806 14721

    At some time between 3 and 4pm on Friday 4th October a 24 year old man fell approximately 200m from Striding Edge and into Nethermost Cove. His companion descended to assist him and finding him unconscious and without a mobile phone signal continued his descent into Grisedale.

  • 30/09/2013

    Man Falls 100ft from Auterstone Crag, Barton Fell

    NY 45920 21200

    At 1732hrs on Monday 30th September Patterdale MRT were called to assist with the rescue and evacuation of a 26 year old man who had fallen approximately 100 feet from Auterstone Crag and down towards the path on the Ullswater side of Barton Fell

  • 29/09/2013

    Couple unable to continue their walk due to exhaustion

    NY 40706 14048

    At approximately 19:52 on Sunday 29th September Patterdale MRT were called to assist a couple who were unable to continue their walk. The team located the missing pair who were tired but uninjured and assisted them back to Patterdale MRT base.

  • 20/09/2013

    Twisted Knee

    NY 36600 18410

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called today by police to assist a 17 yearr old girl from Cheshire who had injured her knee after becoming stuck in mud near Sheffield Pike. Her friends put her into a sleeping bag and tent to keep her warm while waiting for the Team to arrive.

  • 18/09/2013

    Woman with ankle injury on High Street

    NY 43894 10624

    At 1437 on Wednesday 18th September Patterdale MRT were called to assist a 45 year old woman who had fallen and injured her ankle. Whilst Patterdale and Penrith mountain rescue teams were assembling the Air Ambulance managed to reach the scene and evacuate the casualty to hospital in Carlisle.

  • 12/09/2013

    Two walkers separated on Loadpot Hill

    NY 45627 19172

    At around 1700 on Thursday 12th September, Patterdale MRT were called to assist two walkers from Rochdale who had become separated and lost in low cloud on Loadpot Hill. Both walkers were located safely and escorted from the fell by Team members.

  • 08/09/2013

    Woman assisted from the fell

    NY 34991 16647

    The Team were called by the Police to reports of 57 year old woman from Stockport who has suffered an epileptic fit on the zig-zag path above Kepple Cover. She had been walking with a group when the fit occured and had initially been assisted by a passing doctor.

  • 04/09/2013

    Broken Ankle on Red Screes

    NY 39796 08639

    At approximately 1410 on Wednesday 4th September Patterdale MRT were called to assist a woman who had fallen and broken her ankle on Red Screes, above the Kirkstone Pass Inn. The team assessed her on scene, administered pain relief then carried her down to a waiting ambulance.

  • 03/09/2013

    Man reported missing on Gowbarrow Fell

    NY 40571 20626

    A contractor working on the water supply on the fells above Lyulph's Tower was reported missing when he failed to arrive on site. The Team were called by the Cumbria Police but stood down almost immediately when he turned up safe and well.

  • 31/08/2013

    16 year old suspected fractured ankle while Ghyll Scrambling

    NY 41300 15800

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called to the aid of a 16 year old with a suspected fractured ankle.The girl was ghyll scrambling with an organised party when the accident happened. Upon arrival at scene the team assessed the injury, gave pain relief and splinted the ankle before stretchering her off the fell to the waiting team land rover ambulance.

  • 26/08/2013

    15 Year Old Falls From Tree

    NY 17115 39335

    Patterdale MRT were called to assist HM Coastguard / North West Ambulance Service to evacuate a 15yr old male who had fallen from a tree while on Cherry Holme Island on lake Ullswater. The male was treated on scene for a suspected fractured arm by the Team Doctor and then evacuated using the Team's rigid rescue boat to the waiting ambulance for transfer to the Cumberland Infirmary at Carlisle.

  • 15/08/2013

    Flashing Lights Seen on Fell

    NY 39609 18028

    Shortly after 10pm the Police contacted the Team with reports of flashing lights seen on fell above Silver Crag. By the time the informant was interviewed the ligths had gone and a search from the road revealed no sign of anyone on the hill. In the absence of anyone reported missing or overdue the incident was closed.

  • 14/08/2013

    Search for Missing Person High Street Area

    NY 44099 11299

    At approximately 1945 Patterdale MRT were tasked to assist Penrith MRT with a search for a man missing in the High Street area. Whilst this search was starting a second person was reported missing. Both walkers turned up safe and well, but not where they should have been!

  • 11/08/2013

    Man Fell 50 metres on Thornhow End, St Sunday Crag

    NY 38552 15356

    At 16:40 on Sunday 11th August, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria police to rescue a man who had fallen approximately 50 metres from Thornhow End, near to St Sunday Crag.

  • 04/08/2013

    Party of 8 lost

    NY 33900 14800

    Both Patterdale and Keswick MRT were contacted by the Police after a party of 8 people including 4 children reported themselves lost on Helvellyn in cloud and heavy rain. After a discussion with the party by mobile phone it was established that they had ascended from Swirls car park at the north end of Thirlmere.

  • 27/07/2013

    Assist NW Ambulance Service with casulty evacuation

    NY 36612 17390

    Assist NW Ambulance Service with casualty evacuation

  • 25/07/2013

    Fell walker with chest pain

    NY 41258 14066

    The Police contacted the Team after receiving a call from a 50 year old solo walker complaining of chest pains who was on the fells south west of Angle Tarn. In view of the reported symptons assistance was immediately requested from the Great North Air Ambulance.

  • 21/07/2013

    Man Collapses on Striding Edge

    NY 34561 14984

    At approximately midday on Sunday 21st July, Patterdale MRT were called to assist a man who had collapsed on Striding Edge. The Great North Air Ambulance dropped a medic and paramedic on Helvellyn summit and then quickly flew team members to the scene. Sadly the man was pronounced dead on scene having suffered a suspected heart attack. The team's thoughts are with his friends and family.

  • 18/07/2013

    Teenager with Chest Pain Rescued From The Fells

    NY 42600 10600

    At 10:27 on Thursday 18th July Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called to assist a 14 year old girl who was suffering from chest pains. The Team requested the assistance of the Great North Air Ambulance which flew to within 300 metres of the casualty's location. Once the casualty had been assessed she was helped by the Team to the helicopter and flown to Patterdale's rescue centre.

  • 15/07/2013

    Man picked up by team landrover after suffening painful back

    NY 35800 13800

    At 1515 on Monday 15th July, Patterdale MRT were called to assist a man who had suffered a back injury whilst walking in Grisedale. The team drove to the man's location, assessed his condition and then drove him back to the rescue centre.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reports of a Survival Bag on Headwall of Helvellyn

    NY 34326 15220

    Just before midday on Monday 8th July, Patterdale MRT were called to investigate reports of an orange survival bag on the face of Helvellyn. Two team members ascended to the site and discovered that it was, indeed, just an empty bag. Callout with good intent. The bag was recovered...

  • 06/07/2013

    Leg Injury On Lake Shore Path

    NY 41641 19152

    The Team were contacted by Cumbria Police to come to the aid of a man in his early twenties who had sustained a serious cut just below his left knee whilest walking with friends on the path above Ullswater. 13 team member responded to the callout and launched the Teams rescue boat from Glenridding Pier.

  • 05/07/2013

    Dog walker fractures ankle

    NY 35500 12900

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team rescued a 60yr old man from Preston who had been out walking with his dogs near Grisdale Tarn when he fell fracturing his ankle.

  • 30/06/2013

    Fell Runner with suspected fractured ankle

    NY 39107 15972

    During the Patterdale Country Fair fellrace a competitor suffered a suspected fractured ankle. The Team transferred the casualty to the Base for treatment before travelling to Lancaster A&E Department for further assessment.

  • 26/06/2013

    Search for missing 12 year old

    NY 51278 44840

    At about 15:15 the Team were called by Penrith MRT and asked to assist with a search for a missing 12 year old boy near Armathwaite. All 3 team landrovers were dispatched with swiftwater rescue equipment and a total of 15 personel.

  • 24/06/2013

    Sheep Rescued From Crag

    NY 43366 17476

    At the request of the local farmer 7 team members retrieved a lamb which had become cragfast on Thrang Crag.

  • 22/06/2013

    RAF rescue helicopter assists team whilst on joint training

    NY 34100 15300

    At approximately 4.00pm on Saturday 22nd June Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team received a call from Cumbria Police to assist a man who had fallen approximately 100 metres from Swirral Edge, Helvellyn.

  • 18/06/2013

    64 Year Old Man Falls From Path

    NY 39973 21053

    At approximately 1120hrs Patterdale MRT were called by North West Ambulance Service to assist with a casualty with suspected fall related injuries close to Aira force beck path above Aira force waterfalls.

  • 15/06/2013

    2 lost on Caudale Moor

    NY 41310 10056

    On Saturday 15 June 2013 at 19.45 Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the Police to go to the assistance of two people lost in low cloud and stormy weather on Caudale Moor, the team responded and three of its members located the couple cold, wet and hungry but otherwise in good spirits.

  • 15/06/2013

    Head Injury Lake Shore Path

    NY 40072 18678

    At approximately 1530hrs Patterdale MRT were called by North West Ambulance Service to assist with a casualty with suspected head injuries on the Lake Shore path beneath Birkfell.

  • 31/05/2013

    Missing 6 year old

    NY 39619 16875

    The Team were contacted by Police after a 6 year old boy was reported missing by his mother. The family had been walking the Lake Shore path from Howtown to Patterdale and the boy had run on ahead. On arriving at Side Farm his mother was concerned that he was not there.

  • 28/05/2013

    Members of several MRT's assist Patterdale & Keswick Rescue Teams

    NY 33799 15349

    At approximately 1400 on Tuesday 27th May, Keswick and Patterdale Mountain Rescue Teams were called by Cumbria Police to assist a woman who had injured a leg muscle near to the summit of Helvellyn.

  • 17/05/2013

    Male walker suffers serious ankle injury

    NY 39962 10184

    Male walker suffers suspected ankle fracture and dislocation whilst walking on Middle Dodd Fell above Brothers water.

  • 11/05/2013

    Man Suffers Serious Knee Injury on Lake Shore Path

    NY 40491 19082

    At 1400 on Saturday 10th May, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria Police to assist a 59 year old man from Redcar who had slipped and seriously dislocated his knee.

  • 05/05/2013

    Group lost on Helvellyn

    NY 34142 15204

    At 1730 on Sunday 5th May, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called to assist four walkers who reported themselves lost on the summit of Helvellyn. A passing mountain biker kindly guided the walkers from the summit shelter to Thirlmere whilst the team were searching for the missing group.

  • 24/04/2013

    Knee and Head Injury

    NY 40455 19032

    Patterdale MRT were called by the Police to a report of a 55 year old man from Bedford who had suffered both a knee and Head injury while walking the Ullswater shore path between Sandwick and Patterdale.

  • 21/04/2013

    Cold and Wet Teenager Assisted from the Fell

    NY 38756 20053

    At 11:56 on Sunday 21st April Patterdale MRT were called to assist a sixteen year old girl who was cold and wet and unable to continue her walk. When the Team arrived the girl had managed to make her own way to the road at Aira Force and did not require any further assistance. Seven team members were involved for 1.5 hours.

  • 17/04/2013

    Lady With Injured Knee

    NY 35400 13200

    Patterdale mountain rescue team were contacted by the Police following the report of a 63 year old woman from Hertfordshire who had fallen and injured her knee whilst walking the Coast to Coast route between Grasmere and Patterdale.

  • 17/04/2013

    Possible Heart Attack

    NY 43400 14000

    The Team were called to assist Penrith Mountain Rescue Team following reports of a 60 year old man with pain in his chest and arm. The man was on the border between the two teams areas near Rest Dodd. 12 Patterdale team members responded and joined 2 parties from Penrith making their way up the fell towards the casualty's party in high winds.

  • 10/04/2013

    Overdue Walker

    NY 36946 13423

    The Team were called after a woman from Worcestershire failed to return at the expected time from a walk over St Sunday Crag, Fairfield and Hartsop Above How. She arrived back as the reporting person was being interviewed. The walk had simply taken longer than anticipated and she had been unable to let anyone know due to lack of mobile phone coverage.

  • 07/04/2013

    Slip on snow and ice

    NY 43278 15315

    At approximately 8pm on Sunday 7th April, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a couple form Margate in Kent who became stuck on a steep snow slope on the West side of the Nab, above Bannerdale. One of the party had slipped and slid about 20m, suffering minor injuries.

  • 31/03/2013

    Easter Sunday Rescue

    NY 41170 17820

    At approximately 1530 on Sunday 31st March Patterdale Mountain Rescue were called to assist a female from Hertfordshire who had injured her ankle. The woman had slipped between High Dodd and Place Fell, above Patterdale in the Ullswater valley.

  • 25/03/2013

    Party of 4 Rescued from St Sunday

    NY 38187 15069

    At 1446 on 25th March 2013, Patterdale MRT were called to assist a party of four walkers on St Sunday Crag. One of their party had become exhausted by the winter conditons. The Great North Air Ambulance assisted with the evacuation.

  • 22/03/2013

    Vehicle Stuck In Snow Drift

    NY 38538 25201

    The Team were called by the Police after a vehicle became stuck in snow on the A5091. The four occupants were transported to safety by a passing 4x4 before the Team Landrover arrived. While returning to Base the team came across another road traffic incident at Glencoyne which had been caused by the weather conditions.

  • 06/03/2013

    Shouts heard on fellside

    NY 40200 16200

    While the previous incident was in progress the Team were called by the Police following a report of shouting heard coming from the fell above Patterdale. Three Team members were sent to investigate but nothing was found.

  • 06/03/2013

    Man crag-fast descending Helvellyn

    NY 34570 15030

    At approximately 15.00 hours, Patterdale mountain rescue team were called to assist a man who had become crag fast, after slipping and losing equipment and was unable to move. The man had suffered a hand injury when descending from Helvellyn and was unable to use his ice axe and continue his descent.

  • 02/03/2013

    Party Overdue

    NY 34801 14948

    A man reported his son and grandson overdue when they failed to return from a walk over Striding Edge. While the Team were gathering information from the reporting person the missing party made contact by phone having decended down the West side of Helvellyn in error.

  • 23/02/2013

    Slip results in ankle injury

    NY 37421 14036

    The Team were alerted to a third incident on St Sunday Crag while the previous one was still underway. The reports stated that a 47 year old walker from Oxfordshire had fallen, again on icy slopes, fracturing his ankle. Members of

  • 23/02/2013

    A Busy day for Patterdale Team

    NY 34300 15200

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team attended three rescues on Satuarday 23rd February. The first two on incidents were on Helvellyn and the third on St Sunday Crag.

  • 23/02/2013

    Team Members Assist Keswick MRT

    NY 32406 16596

    The Team were alerted to an incident on the Thirlmere side of Helvellyn, where a father and son had fallen descending an icy path. Although the job was run by Keswick Mountain Rescue Team, it was attended by two Patterdale team members who were already out climbing on Helvellyn. Both father and son had sustained leg injuries and were eventually airlifted from scene by a Navy Sea King helicopter.

  • 17/02/2013

    Boy Falls From Ridge

    NY 34300 15297

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called today to attend a boy who had fallen from Swirral Edge, Helvellyn. The boy, a 10 year old from Preston, was climbing down the ridge with his father, when he slipped on a steep snow slope and fell approximately 50m.

  • 16/02/2013

    Shouts Heard

    NY 37672 15600

    The Police contacted the Team after shouts were reported from the Grisedale Valley. Two team members drove up to investigate and discovered that the local shepherds had been gathering stock on both sides of the valley. The informant was contacted and it was agreed that this was probably what had been heard

  • 24/01/2013

    Collapsed walker on shore path

    NY 40110 18734

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were today called to assist a woman with a reported epileptic fit near Ullswater.

  • 20/01/2013

    Broken Leg on icy path

    NY 39959 20555

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue team were called today to go the assistance of a man who had slipped on an icy path near Ullswater. The 39 year old, from Carlisle, was walking at Aira Force when he slipped, resulting in a suspected fracture dislocation of his right leg.

  • 15/01/2013

    Sheep rescue

    NY 40069 08419

    A local farmer reported a sheep stuck on a ledge on a crag to the west side of Kirkstone top. Three team members went to retrieve it, but found the ledge empty. On further investigation an injured sheep was found close to the foot of the crag. It was carried from the fell and returned to the farmer.

  • 06/01/2013

    Search On High Street

    NY 42913 13759

    Patterdale Mountain rescue team were called to support Penrith MRT in a search for two missing people and their dog who had become lost in fading light on High Street. Penrith team were searching from the Haweswater side where the couple’s car was located and Patterdale teams searched from Hayeswater Dam up towards the Knott.

  • 05/01/2013

    Hayeswater Dam

    NY 42752 12591

    Team members assisted a fell runner who had tripped and had deep cut on his right knee. He was able to walk down to a team vehicle at Hayeswater dam.

  • 01/01/2013

    Second Incident On New Year's Day

    NY 38799 09443

    At 17:16 Patterdale MRT received a second call of the day and New Year from the Police. The team were tasked to search for a couple who had left Sykeside Campsite before lunch to go for a fellwalk but had become lost once darkness fell and dialled 999 for assistance. The team dispatched two search parties including 2 search dogs to the area of Scandale Pass.

  • 01/01/2013

    New Year’s Day rescue

    NY 37326 16200

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team started the New Year with a rescue on Birkhouse Moor, Helvellyn. The team were called by the Police at 10am to go to the assistance of two walkers out for a New Years day walk. The walkers from the NE were on their way up Hellvellyn when one of them slipped injuring his ankle.