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

Incidents 2014

  • 31/12/2014

    Busiest Year Ends Ever with a Rescue on Helvellyn in Atrocious Weather

    NY 34300 15200

    The Team were called shortly after 1400 following a report of a man crag fast on Helvellyn. The man from Bolton had ascended Striding Edge and then decided to head across the headwall to avoid the snow above. He became stuck on small ledge. The rescue lasted over six hours and involved 11 team members and an RAF SeaKing helicopter from RAF Boulmer.

  • 30/12/2014

    RTA near Hartsop

    NY 40260 14016

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team members were returning from an earlier call out, when a member came accross a serious two Vehcile RTA which was blocking the road and had multiple casualties. The team assisted the Ambulance Service, the Air Ambulance and the Police.

  • 30/12/2014

    Calls for help heard

    NY 42800 10800

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to investigate calls for help which were hear in the Stoney Cove Pike Area above Hartsop. Following further information it materislaise it was the Hounds on the Fell and the calls may have been mishear with good intention.

  • 10/12/2014

    Cars stuck in snow

    NY 39897 07910

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called at the request of the Police to the assistance to two vehicles stuck in snow on Kirkstone Pass on the night of Wednesday 10th December 2014

  • 07/12/2014

    Shouts for help turn out to be a farmer

    NY 40700 12700

    At 14:33 the Team were called following reports of shouts for help above Brothers Water. When the Team arrived it turned out to be a farmer working his sheepdog and trying to move a sheep off a crag. A false alarm with good intent.

  • 23/11/2014

    Man Injures Ankle on Blueberry Knott

    NY 39688 12924

    As the Team were just finishing a six hour long training session in Grizedale they were called to assist a man who had injured his ankle near to Blueberry Knott. Within an hour of the callout the team were on scene and the man was assessed and treated by the Team doctor. He was then stretchered by torchlight to Deepdale.

  • 22/11/2014

    3 Males Lost in the Mardale area.

    NY 49470 08886

    At 07.30 am on Saturday 22 November Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Penrith Mountain Rescue Team.

  • 17/11/2014

    Search for walkers reported missing around Lantys Tarn

    NY 34467 15522

    Search for walkers reported missing around Lantys Tarn

  • 02/11/2014

    Two Adventure Race Participants Airlifted to Hospital

    NY 39627 18249

    At approximately 1030 the Team were called to assist a second casualty taking part in an organised race along the shore of Ullswater. The woman, who had sustained an ankle injury, was flown by RAF Seaking to hospital in Carlisle.

  • 02/11/2014

    Male with head injury airlifted to hospital by RAF Seaking

    NY 40881 19434

    At approximatey 1030, the team were called to assist a man who had fallen and sustained a cut to his head. A Seaking helicopter, which was trainig in the area, was requsted to assist with the quick evacuation of the man to hospital in Carlisle.

  • 01/11/2014

    Ambulance Service Request to Assist with Injured Male

    NY 40037 16132

    At 1015, the Ambulance Service requested the Team's assistance after a man fell into a stream and was reported to be unconscious near to Rooking in Patterdale. However, although the Team were only a minutes away at an event in Glenridding they were stood down by the Ambulance service when the Ambulance arrived on scene a few minutes after the callout.

  • 29/10/2014

    Request for assistance from North West Ambulance Service

    NY 44500 20000

    Request for assistance from North West Ambulance Service

  • 28/10/2014

    Three teenagers airlifted from mountain

    NY 41355 17865

    The Team were called by Cumbria Police to assist a group of eleven young people who were intending to spend the night camping between Place Fell and High Dodd. The team Doctor assessed the group and three members were lifted by an RAF Seaking helicopter to hospital in Barrow-in-Furness. The remaining young people were assisted off the mountain by members of the Team.

  • 27/10/2014

    2nd Rescue in Atrocious Weather for Patterdale MRT - Six Teenagers Rescued

    NY 36200 18900

    The team received a 999 call via Cumbria Police to go to the assistance of a group of six young people who had got in to difficulty whilst camping near to Glencoyne. The group had been caught out by the very strong winds and heavy rain and had descended on steep ground to try and find shelter.

  • 26/10/2014

    Rescue Team Battle 80mph Winds to Rescue Two Lost Walkers

    NY 34370 13477

    The team rescued two men who became lost after ascending Striding Edge on Helvellyn. The men were unable to find their way off the mountain in atrocious weather conditions.

  • 23/10/2014

    Children stuck on Island

    NY 39353 18050

    At approximately 15.45 Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were call by the Coastguard.

  • 19/10/2014

    Two people stuck in high winds - Lower Man Helvellyn

    NY 33785 15758

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the Police at 2.00pm on Sunday 19th October to go to the aid of two male walkers stuck in high winds just to the North of Helvellyn. The two men eventually made their own way to safety.

  • 12/10/2014

    Man injures knee near to Stoney Cove Pike

    NY 42300 10100

    At approximately 1300 on Sunday 12th October Patterdale MRT went to the assistance of a 79 year old man from Kendal who had falle and injured his knee on Stoney Cove Pike. Eight members from the Team climbed to Stoney Cove Pike to join colleagues from Langlale MRT. The man was treated and evacuated on a stretcher to Pasture Bottom, where the Team had dealt with a a callout the day before.

  • 11/10/2014

    Woman slips and injures ankle in Pasture Bottom

    NY 41942 11664

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue team were called by Cumbria Police on Saturday 11th October to help a 59 year old woman from Carnforth who had slipped and injured her ankle whilst walking in the area known as Pasture Bottom, Hartsop.

  • 08/10/2014

    Flashing Lights Glencoyne

    NY 38156 18567

    On Wednesday 8 October at approximately 20.15.Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the Police.

  • 07/10/2014

    Medical Support for Duddon & Furness MRT Search

    A request was received from Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team to provide medical support for an on going search. It was feared that the casualty might be severely hypothermic when found and it was requested that Patterdale Team's Autopulse (advanced life support equipment) be taken to the area on standy by. Whilst the Team were assembling the casualty was found uninjured.

  • 27/09/2014

    Capsized Caneoist, Ullswater

    NY 46700 24300

    Capsized Canoeist, Ullswater

  • 24/09/2014

    Fractured Ankle Aira Force near Dockray

    NY 39981 21257

    Today Wednesday 24 September at approximately 12.30pm Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were alerted by the police to go to the aid of a 64 year old lady who had fallen whilst out walking with her husband.

  • 03/09/2014

    Search for over due walker, Hartsop Dodd Area

    NY 45000 07000

    On Wednesday 3rd September 2014 at 2300hrs Patterdale MRT were called by Cumbria Police to search for a lone walker who had failed to return to her car at Cow Bridge carpark after walking in the Hartsop Dodd area

  • 30/08/2014

    Fitting Female Martindale

    NY 43800 19300

    Whilst the Team were finishing the previous job, they were paged for a second incident. North West Ambulance Service called the team to go to the aid of a 46 Year old woman who was reported as having a fit on the fell close to Martindale Church.

  • 30/08/2014

    Lost Grandchild in Angle Tarn Area

    NY 40600 15800

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called today, Saturday 30th August, by the Police to search for a missing walker.

  • 28/08/2014

    Collapsed Genleman on Lower Man Helvellyn

    NY 33795 15882

    The Team received a report that a 64 year old man had collapsed on Lower Man Helvellyn

  • 24/08/2014

    Three men transported by rescue boat after battery powered motor fails

    NY 39240 18403

    Whilst recovering the Team's rescue boat at about 1900 the Team came across an inflatable dinghy with a battery powered outboard motor which was struggling to move the craft. As it was getting late and the dinghy was over approximately 8 miles from its destination the team took the men back to their campsite at Pooley Bridge.

  • 24/08/2014

    Two Canoeists Capsized in Ullswater

    NY 44509 21272

    At 1317 the Coastguard requested the assistance of the Team after they received reports of a capsized Canoe. The Team launched their boat within ten minutes and made their way to the location. Whilst the Team were en-route the two people were rescued by the Lake District National Park Ranger boat.

  • 23/08/2014

    Call to assist Fire Service with rescue of a Horse

    NY 38376 16778

    At approximately 1720 the Team were called to assist the Fire & Rescue Service which was dealing with a horse which had become stuck near to Glencoyne. The horse was rescued whilst the team were responding.

  • 21/08/2014

    Girl Injures Knee near to Glenridding

    NY 38376 16778

    At approximately 2040 Patterdale MRT were called to assist a seventeen year old girl who had slipped whilst crossing a wooden footbridge near to Glenridding. The girl was treated on scene and transported back to the rescue base for onward transfer to Carlisle hospital.

  • 17/08/2014

    Lady suffers fractured and dislocated ankle

    NY 40931 20504

    On Sunday 17th August 2014 Patterdale MRT were called by Cumbria Police to rescue a 46yr old lady who had slipped and suffered a fracture dislocation of her ankle while walking with friends above Yew Crag on Gowbarrow Fell, near to Ullswater.

  • 14/08/2014

    Call for Assistance from Penrith MRT

    NY 46481 11906

    At approximately 15.33hrs Patterdale MRT were called to assist Penrith MRT with the rescue of a 16yr female who sustained an ankle injury while undertaking the Coast to Coast

  • 13/08/2014

    62yr old Male with wasp sting

    NY 41246 18277

    At 15.01hrs Patterdale MRT were called by NWAS to assist a 62yr old female who had suffered a wasp sting while out walking with companions, close to High Dodd above Ullswater.

  • 13/08/2014

    16yr old girl with asthma attack

    NY 36980 17047

    At 14.37hrs Patterdale MRT were called by Cumbria Police to assist a young female having an asthma attack while out walking with companions.

  • 07/08/2014

    Ankle Injury Lake Shore Path, Ullswater

    NY 39470 18017

    On Thursday 7th August at approximately 16.00hrs Patterdale Mountain Rescue were called by the North West Ambulance Service to rescue a lady who had slipped on the lake shore path and badly fractured her ankle.

  • 06/08/2014

    Reports of Crashed Paraglider in Ullswater

    NY 40423 19571

    The team were called by HM Coastguard and Cumbria Police following reports that a paraglider had crashed into Ullswater. The Team launched its rescue boat and carried out a full search of the lake with an RAF Seaking helicopter and Penrith MRT assisting. Nothing was found.

  • 05/08/2014

    Two sheep cragfast on Catstye Cam

    NY 34829 16108

    The Team were requested to rescue two sheep from Catstye Cam by a local farmer. The sheep were cragfast on a ledge on the broken north face of the hill. Eleven team members were involved for two hours.

  • 05/08/2014

    Man falls several metres into Aira Beck, Aira Force

    NY 39970 21090

    The Team were called by the North West Ambulance Service to reports that a man had fallen from the top of a waterfall above Aira Force. On arrival, the man was found to be injured and laying at the foot of the waterfall.

  • 04/08/2014

    CP-20140804-0090 - ullswater - missing suicidal female.

    NY 45260 22827

    At 11:50 Patterdale MRT were called by Cumbria Police to assist in the search for a potentially suicidal woman. Whilst the team were assembling the team were stood down when new information came to light suggesting that woman was fine.

  • 03/08/2014

    17 Year Old Injures Head

    NY 33570 11960

    At aproximatelty 1020 Patterdale MRT were called by the North West Ambulance Service to assist a 17 year old with a head injuiry at Grizedale Tarn. The Great North Air Ambulance was already enroute. The team were stood down when it was confirmed that the casualty was near to Dunmail Raise and the air ambulance was on scene.

  • 27/07/2014

    Woman Injures Ankle on Lake Shore Path

    NY 42600 19900

    The Team were called to assist a 65yr old woman from Truro, Cornwall. The woman, who was on her way to watch the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, had stopped on route for a walk on the shores of Ullswater. Unfortunately, whilst walking with her husband and daughter she slipped and sustained a suspected fractured anjkle.

  • 25/07/2014

    Ankle injury to 17yr old female

    NY 39800 17400

    The team were alerted to assist a 17year old girl on a DoE expedition,with an injury to her ankle.

  • 24/07/2014

    Man Trips On Lake Shore Path

    NY 40353 19041

    The Team were altered after a 60 year old man from the Worcestershire slipped and fell while walking between Howtown and Patterdale. The rescue boat was launched in order to reach the site of the incident. He had suffered cuts and bruises to his legs and back but had been able to walk down to the Lake shore.

  • 20/07/2014

    Four rescues of casualties with injured ankles in four days for Patterdale MRT

    NY 42906 12752

    The Team were called to assist a 17 year old girl from Mansfield who had injured her ankle whilst descending from The Knott. The Team went to her aid at Hayeswater Dam. The girl was treated on scene and then stretchered to one of the Team's waiting Landrover ambulances. She was then taken to Patterdale MRT's base and transferred to an ambulance for onward transfer to hospital.

  • 17/07/2014

    Girl injures ankle while walking near Read Tarn, Helvellyn

    NY 35658 16106

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue team were called to their 3rd incident of the day. The Team returned to Helvellyn to assist a young girl who had slipped and injured her ankle while walking near Red Tarn outfall. A passer-by raised the alarm.

  • 17/07/2014

    Woman injured ankle at Aira Force

    NY 40009 20698

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue team were called to a second rescue on Thursday 17th July. The first casualty was being transferred into an ambulance when the team received a call to attend Aira Force where a woman had injured her ankle while walking close to Aira Force waterfall.

  • 17/07/2014

    Red Tarn Helvellyn. Man injured ankle while out with his dog.

    NY 35077 15471

    Patterdale Mountain rescue team were called on Thursday morning 17th July by Cumbria Police to assist a 30yr old man from Penrith who had a fallen and injured his ankle while walking with his dog near Striding edge Helvellyn

  • 13/07/2014

    Woman injures ankle on Hartsop above Howe

    NY 37770 11640

    At approximately 1215, and whilst dealing with the previos incident, Patterdale MRT were called to assist a woman who had injured her ankle whilst descending from Hart Crag. The Great North Air Ambulance went to her aid and flew her back to Patterdale base. Patterdale MRT thanks Penrrith MRT for their assistance.

  • 13/07/2014

    Woman injuresankle whilst walking on Little Mell Fell

    NY 42569 23747

    At approximately 1108 on Sunday 13th July Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a 57 year old from Langholm, who had fallen and was unable to continue. 11 members of the team went to her assitance. She was treated on scene, given pain relief, and then carried by stretcher to a waiting ambulance.

  • 10/07/2014

    Collapsed male Dovedale

    NY 38902 11755

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue were called by Cumbria Police at approximately 13.10 on Thursday 10 July,to go to the aid of a 71 year old male from Preston.

  • 10/07/2014

    Missing 71yr Lady

    NY 40000 20300

    At 10-45am Patterdale MRT were notified by Cumbria Police of a missing 71yr old lady in the Aira Force area. During the planning phases and while discussions with the informant were taking place the Lady was located safe and well having taken a different route than planned. The Team were stood down before deployment commenced (MJR)

  • 08/07/2014

    Missing Overseas Coast 2 Coaster

    NY 48200 15700

    At approximately 1800 hrs on Tuesday 8th July Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were alerted by the Police to locate a missing 21 Year old female from the Netherlands.

  • 25/06/2014

    Ankle Injury on Lake Shore Path

    GR 40200 18800

    The Team were called by Police after a man reported that his 67 year old wife had suffered a leg injury whilst walking the path along the Eastern shore of Ullswater. The Team rescue boat was launched from Glenridding Steamer Pier and team members were ferried across the Lake.

  • 22/06/2014

    Mountain Biker with Dislocated Shoulder

    NY 35100 18200

    At approximately 1330 a mountain biker fell off his bike whilst descending from Sticks Pass. He sustained a dislocated shoulder. The team arrived, administered pain relief, and he was flown by RAF Seaking to hospital in Carlisle.

  • 03/06/2014

    Woman reported missing in the Helvellyn area

    NY 34216 15076

    At 1745 on Tuesday 3rd June Patterdale MRT were called by Cumbria Police following a report of a possible missing woman from Wakefield. Whilst the team were gathering information the woman turned up safe and well having changed her route and ending up an area with no mobile signal.

  • 01/06/2014

    72¾ year old man fell and injured head, knee and hand

    NY 42800 10300

    At 1430 on Sunday 1st June Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a 72¾ year old man from Somerset who had fallen approximately 20 metres while walking from Threshwaite mouth to Thornwaite Beacon. He had sustained injuries to his head, knee and hand and was unable to walk off the fell.

  • 30/05/2014

    Man Missing From Local Hotel

    NY 33581 16427

    Patterdale MRT were tasked by the Police to assist with a search for a missing man who had been staying at a local hotel. The man was sadly found deceased by a police helicopter the following day on the Thirlmere side of Helvellyn.

  • 29/05/2014

    Female unable to proceed, Place Fell, above Ullswater

    NY 41100 17600

    Female unable to proceed, Place Fell, above Ullswater

  • 26/05/2014

    Ankle Injury at Aira Force

    NY 40076 20835

    Whilst the team were evacuating the casualty from the previous incident a woman from Stockport fell nearby and injured her ankle.

  • 26/05/2014

    Two rescues at Aira Force

    NY 40076 20835

    At 1315 on Bank Holiday Monday, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a man who had fallen and injured his leg. Whilst the team were assisting the casualty a woman from Stockport fell close by and injured her ankle.

  • 15/05/2014

    Man slipped on High Dodd, above Boredale Hause

    NY 40700 17700

    Man slipped on High Dodd, above Boredale

  • 25/04/2014

    Gentlemen lost in mist

    NY 34547 17751

    At approximately 16.35 on Friday 25 April 2014 Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to go to the aid of two gentlemen from Bishop Auckland who had been out walking the Helvellyn range when they became disorientated in low cloud and mist. The Team made contact with the stricken pair and quickly ascertained that they were close to the ski tow on the fell known as Raise.

  • 22/04/2014

    Voices heard in Cove

    NY 35300 14300

    The Police contacted the Team in the early evening after a walker reported hearing voices from Nethermost Cove earlier in the day. The walker was interviewed but in view of the good conditions on the fell and the absence of any reports of lost or overdue walkers, no further action was taken.

  • 19/04/2014

    Murphy, the Boxer, found safe and well after five nights on the mountain

    NY 40924 14184

    The Team were called to evactuate Murphy, the Boxer dog, who had been missing for five days. On route the team were stood down as the dog and its owner had been airlififted to safety in a private helicopter!

  • 13/04/2014

    Woman feeling unwell on Thornhow End

    NY 38600 15700

    At approximately 5.30pm on Sunday 13th April Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to the assistance of a 52 year old woman who was feeling unwell and very cold. Two passing walkers had come accross the woman and her husband and ran to Patterdale to call for help.

  • 12/04/2014

    Hypothermic Mountain Biker

    NY 34299 13474

    At approximately pm on Saturday 12 April Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to the assistance of a mountain biker who was reported to be suffering from hypothermia on Dollywaggon Pike.

  • 06/04/2014

    Boat stuck on rocks close to Pooley Bridge

    NY 46800 24400

    Boat stuck on rock close to Pooley Bridge

  • 01/04/2014

    Over fifty emergency service personnel involved in a multi-agency incident to rescue a woman found u

    NY 37735 18646

    At 1913 on Tuesday 1st April, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the North West Ambulance Service to rescue a female who had been found unconscious and hypothermic in Glencoyne Beck, near to Seldom Seen, Ullswater. Approximately fifty emergency service personnel were involved for over two hours

  • 01/04/2014

    Couple Crag Fast on Striding Edge

    NY 34623 14958

    At 1400 on 1st April a couple from Wigan called 999 to report themselves stuck on steep ground whilst descending Striding Edge from Helvellyn. Whilst the Team were responding the couple made their own way to safety.

  • 29/03/2014

    Man Injures Ankle descending from Birkhouse Moor

    NY 37347 16855

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a 34 year old man from York who had slipped whilst descending the path from Birkhouse Moor to Glenridding.

  • 27/03/2014

    84 Year old feeling faint and unwell

    NY 45939 21333

    At 13:00 today Thursday 27th March Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the Police to go to the aid of an 84 year old gentlemen from North Wales who was feeling faint and unwell whilst out walking with his son.

  • 08/03/2014

    Dog Triggers Search

    NY 37571 10996

    The team were called after the Police received reports of a distressed dog seen in the vicinity of Priest's Hole. In order to exclude the possibility that it's owner had come to harm 7 team members ascended Dovedale and searched the traverse to the cave, the foot of the crag and the path up to the hause between Hart Crag and Dove Crag. No sign of either the dog or its owner was found.

  • 05/03/2014

    Wet Farmer and his Dog!

    NY 39369 17778

    Today, Wednesday 5th March at approximately 17.20 Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the Police to go to the assistance of a local farmer who's trusty Collie whilst out gathering sheep had run over the edge of a craggy outcrop on the side of Ullswater.

  • 23/02/2014

    Ankle Injury

    NY 42651 11880

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue team were called out this afternoon to assist North West Ambulance Service with the rescue of 56yr old man from Lancashire

  • 16/02/2014

    Dollywagon Pike - Slip on Ice

    NY 34410 13101

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the police to go to the aid of a woman who had slipped on ice on Dollywagon Pike. Although uninjured the woman and her husband were unable to continue due to the conditions underfoot and their lack of equipment.

  • 06/02/2014

    Man injured in fall from Swirral Edge

    NY 34212 15279

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called yesterday to a 49 year old man and his friend from Cheshire who had slid and tumbled about 100 meters down a snow gully while ascending Swirral Edge on Helvellyn. One man was uninjured while the other had head, neck and back injuries.

  • 02/02/2014

    Dog Survives the Night in Severe Weather on the Mountain

    NY 41377 10316

    The team successfully located a dog which had spent the night on the mountain in severe weather after her master fell 150 metres the day before. The dog was uninjured and very happy to be reunited with her owner.

  • 31/01/2014

    Kirkstone Pass road traffic collision

    NY 40300 08800

    Road traffic collision on Kirkstone Pass in snowy conditions. 3 casualties 10 assisted

  • 21/01/2014

    Man falls off mountain bike on the coach road, dislocating his shoulder

    NY 35247 22593

    The team were called to assist a man who had fallen off his mountain bike on the Old Coach Road which runs from Matterdale to Threlkeld. At the time of the incident some team members were meeting with the Coastguard at Patterdale MRT base and immediately responded to the 999 call. The man was treated on scene and transported by Landrover ambulance to a waiting ambulance.

  • 09/01/2014

    Cries for Help, High Dodd above Boredale

    NY 41500 18250

    Cries for Help, High Dodd above Boredale

  • 07/01/2014

    Missing Mountain Biker

    NY 34194 18192

    At about 18:00 both Patterdale and Keswick Mountain Rescue Teams were alerted by Police to a mountain biker who had been reported missing by his sister. The man, from Canada, had set out to traverse Helvellyn. While the team were still gathering information about his intended route he turned up safe and well in Keswick having descended down the West side of the mountain.

  • 06/01/2014

    Search for Missing Local Man

    NY 38729 17107

    At about 17:00 on Monday the Team received a request from Cumbria Police to assist with the search for a 26 year old man from Penrith who had gone missing following a Christmas party at a hotel in Glenridding. He had last been seen leaving the building shortly after 22:00 the previous evening.

  • 02/01/2014

    Second Rescue of the Year for Patterdale MRT

    NY 37770 18583

    At approximately 1420 on 2nd January a man slipped and injured his ankle just above the place known as Seldom Seen above Ullswater. The man, from Cambridge, who was walking with his family fell about 200 metres from a cottage where a team member lived. His family happened to knock on the door of the team member who raised the alarm by calling the police and mountain rescue team.

  • 01/01/2014

    Patterdale MRT New Year's Day Rescue

    NY 40100 24600

    At approximately 13:30 on New Year's Day a woman from Chesterfield slipped on wet grass and fractured her ankle whilst descending from Great Mell Fell.