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

Incidents 2016

  • 30/12/2016

    22yr lost near the Prists Hole, Dove Crag

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    Search for a 22 year old female lost on Dove Crag

  • 28/12/2016

    Male with suspected fracture of upper arm at Airaforce

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    Male with suspected fracture of upper arm at Airaforce

  • 28/12/2016

    Male with broken ankle close to Grisedale Tarn

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    Male with broken ankle close to Grisedale Tarn

  • 26/11/2016

    Ankle injury Arthur's Pike

    NY 46900 21400

    Team members were called to assist a local woman who had fallen and injured her ankle whilst walking up to Arthur's Pike, above Ullswater. Team members were training at the rescue base and were on scene within about 30 minutes.

  • 16/11/2016

    Male slipped and injured spine / ribs on lakeshore path

    NY 43350 20453

    The Team were called to assist a 69 year old male who had slipped and injured his back and ribs on the Ullswater lake shore path. The man was treated by the Great North Air Ambulance and flown to Carlisle.

  • 11/11/2016

    Lone male walker cragfsat on Catstye Cam

    NY 34915 15904

    A man was rescued from Y Gully on Catstye Cam earlier today. He had ascended the gully and become stuck on steep snowy ground. The team went to his aid and provided an ice axe and crampons.

  • 05/11/2016

    3 Female walkers overdue on 2 day, 11 Peaks challenge.

    NY 34246 15110

    Cumbria Police contacted the Team regarding 3 females who were overdue on a two day eleven peaks challenge. The Team made contact with them before mounting a search. They were on their way to their accommodation in a taxi having taken longer than expected and had no phone signal.

  • 30/10/2016

    Party of 3 believed to be lost on High Hartsop Dodd

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    Party of 3 believed to be lost on High Hartsop Dodd

  • 30/10/2016

    Canoeists capsized and treading water 1mile from Pooley Bridge

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    Canoeists capsized and treading water 1mile from Pooley Bridge

  • 30/10/2016

    2 Ill equipped men lost on Swirral Edge in the dark

    NY 34365 15466

    Two ill equipped males became lost in the dark on Swirral Edge and had to be recovered by Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team Members. The men were unharmed and assisted from the mountain to safety.

  • 15/10/2016

    Man Suffers Fatal Injuries After Falling 150 metres from the Priest's Hole, Dovedale

    NY 37600 10900

    At 2200 on Saturday 15th October Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team members were called following reports that a 50-year-old man had fallen down the front face of Dove Crag. The man had suffered fatal injuries. Our thoughts are with man’s family and friends including those were staying the night with him.'

  • 27/09/2016

    Search on Helbeck Fell

    NY 80800 20300

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were asked to assist Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue with a search for a missing Grouse Beater

  • 25/09/2016

    Striding Edge man with ankle injury

    NY 35109 15038

    The team were called to assist a man who had injured his ankle on Striding Edge. Kirkby Stephen and Penrith teams assisted given the weather conditions at the time. The man was stretchered to the valley bottom for onward transfer to hospital.

  • 02/09/2016

    Man with fractured leg

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    69yr old male with suspected fractured leg, nr Great Mell Fell.

  • 31/08/2016

    Overdose at hole in wall.

    NY 35940 15514

    A girl was reported to have taken a drug overdose at the Hole in the Wall near to Striding Edge. She was rescued by the Team and Air Ambulance.

  • 21/08/2016

    Female slips and fractures ankle at Aira Force

    NY 39988 21092

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out to a 54 year old female who had been walking with her family at Aira Force when she slipped, fracturing her ankle.

  • 19/08/2016

    Female slips on bridleway between Howtown and Pooley Bridge

    NY 45200 20500

    Team called to a female walker who had slipped and hurt her back on the bridleway above Ullswater, between Howtown and Pooley Bridge.

  • 17/08/2016

    74 year old fainted by Watermillock Chruch.

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    A 74 year old man felt unwell and fainted near to Watermillock Church. He was treated by the Team on scene.

  • 16/08/2016

    85 year old fell on lake shore path.

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    85yr old fell near long crag on the lake shore path. He was moved by his family and friends before the Team arrived on scene.

  • 15/08/2016

    Missing walker

    NY 42808 17184

    A 75yr old male diabetic was reported overdue form a fell walk. He turned up safe and well as the Team Leader was gatherng information.

  • 15/08/2016

    Diabetic

    NY 41285 19329

    Diabetic collaps on the lake shore path. 73yr old male from Doncaster whom had become unwell whilst walking between Patterdale and Howtown. The gentleman who suffered from diabetes was walking with his wife who was able to call 999 for assistance when he could not continue.

  • 13/08/2016

    Drunk male located and then rescued from Waterwheel Housing at Greenside Mines

    NY 36500 17400

    Cumbria Police called the team at about 0300 to report that a man, wearing an Everton football shirt, had gone missing from his accommodation at Greenside mines, near Helvellyn. The man had reportedly drunk a large volume of alcohol and had not been seen by his friends or family since 0100. He was found by the Team's search dog at 0500 having sustained spinal injuries in a fall.'

  • 06/08/2016

    Couple lost on Dove Crag

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    The Team were asked to search for a couple who were trying to find the Priest Hole on Dove Crag and had become lost.

  • 05/08/2016

    Female with Ankle injury on Striding Edge Helvellyn

    NY 35000 14900

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue team were called by Cumbria Police to assist in rescuing a 24yr female from Striding Edge, Helvellyn after she injured her ankle and could no longer walk.

  • 28/07/2016

    Girl with Sickle Cell Anaemia at Kepple Cove

    NY 34561 17654

    On Thursday evening, at around 2230, the Team was called to the aid of a teenage girl who was suffering with pain from a pre-existing genetic disorder. The girl was camping in Kepple Cove and required medical assistance.

  • 10/07/2016

    Missing Coast to Coast Walkers

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    A German couple were reported missing on the coast to coast path having not turned up at their booked accommodation. The Team leaders decided to wait until frist light as there was insufficient information to mount a search. They had decided to stay somewhere else!

  • 10/07/2016

    Open Water Swimming Event

    NY 38847 16731

    A competitor was treated for hypothermia having taken part in an Epic Open Water swim in Ullswater.

  • 02/07/2016

    30 year old Female Fell Runner who took a tumbling fall down Dubhow Beck.

    NY 40800 14400

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team had a very busy afternoon with two seperate callouts for fell runners competing in a mountain marathon.

  • 02/07/2016

    Male Fell Runner fallen 50 metres

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    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out to a Male runner competeting in the Saunders Mountain Marathon who had fallen while descending Dubhow Beck

  • 26/06/2016

    Lost near Aira Force

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    Two women called to say they were lost near to Aira Force. The team leader located them using the SARLOC system and talked them back to the road 500 metres away.

  • 26/06/2016

    First Aid at Country Fair

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    A member of the public was given first aid at the Country Fair in Patterdale

  • 19/06/2016

    Woman Rescued from Boredale Hause

    NY 40700 15700

    The Team went to the aid of a woman from North Wales who had fallen and injured her ankle. On arrival she was given pain relief and then stretchered from the mountain. Three members of Penrith Mountain Rescue Team assisted with the evacuation. We wish her a speedy recovery. The rescue lasted two hours and involved 13 members.

  • 11/06/2016

    Female with twisted ankle on the path above Satura Crag, Rest Dodd

    NY 42282 13784

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out on Saturday afternoon to a 34 year old female who had twisted her ankle on the path above Satura Crag, Rest Dodd.

  • 08/06/2016

    A man was found deceased at Angle Tarn

    NY 41900 14300

    Whilst the Team were dealing with incident 30 on Helvellyn, three retired doctors came across a body on the fell. It is believed that the man had suffered a heart attack the day before and sadly died. He was recovered with the assitance of Kirkby Stephen MRT.

  • 08/06/2016

    Man Falls from Striding Edge

    NY 34500 14900

    At approximately 13.30 on 8th June Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria Police to go the aid of a 58 year old man who was reported to have taken a tumbling fall from Striding Edge close to the spot known as the 'Bad Step'.

  • 03/06/2016

    Female with ankle injury at Aira Force

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    The Team were called to a female with an ankle injury at Aira Force & also assisted at a Road Traffic Incident on The Struggle, Kirkstone Pass.

  • 01/06/2016

    Youth with deep cut to knee.

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    Youth with deep cut to knee

  • 30/05/2016

    Man fallen from steamer pier

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    The Team were called to reports that a man had fallen from the Steamer Pier. It turned out that he had fallen on one of the Ullswater Steamers and the Team briefly assisted with his evacuation to an ambulance.

  • 29/05/2016

    Dog Rescue Aira Force

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    A dog had fallen 30 metres down into Aira Force. The dog managed to get itself out of the situation and it was assessed by the Team's vet. The dog was fine. The team were at base at the time of the callout as they were training.

  • 08/05/2016

    Hamstring injury on Helvellyn

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    The Rescue Team were called to assist a male who had sustained a ham-string injury on the summit of Helvellyn. The casualty started to make his way slowly down Swirral Edge where he was met and treated by the Team.

  • 07/05/2016

    13 year old boy falls at Oxford Crag

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    While dealing with the previous two incidents, the team received a pager message from the Police alerting them to a 13 year old boy who had fallen and hit his head. The boy was with a group on Oxford Crag.

  • 07/05/2016

    Woman hit on head by cricket ball

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    While the team were dealing with the previous incident, they were called to the aid of a woman who had been hit on the head by a cricket ball.

  • 07/05/2016

    Team called to three places at once

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    Saturday afternoon saw a busy few hours for Patterdale Mountain Rescue team ... The afternoon started when the team were called by the Police to go the aid of a walker who had been immobilised with severe cramp.

  • 30/04/2016

    67 Year Old Man with Chest Pains

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    The Team were called to a 67 year old male complaining of angina. The team treated the casulaty and he was evacuated back to the rescue base before being flown by Air Ambulance to hospital for further treatment. He had suffered a heart attack.

  • 14/04/2016

    Overdue walkers missing from overnighting in the Priest Hole

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    A father and son, having seen the recent television programme 'Secret Britain' decided to overnight in the Priest Hole on Dove Crag.

  • 11/04/2016

    62 year old male with fractured ankle, Dove Crag

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    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called-out today to help a 62 year old male walker who had slipped and fractured his ankle.

  • 08/04/2016

    Couple lost on the Nab, Martindale

    NY 43500 15549

    A couple had been following a walk in a guidebook when they became lost on very steep ground on the Nab, Martindale. With darkness fast approaching and the inclement weather they called for the help of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team.

  • 02/04/2016

    men lost in mist

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    Two male walkers had become disorientated on Stony Cove Pike

  • 27/03/2016

    Treat and evacuate a 27 year old man who had fallen and sustained an ankle injury

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    North West Ambulance Service asked for the Teams assistance to treat and evacuate a 27 year old man who had fallen and sustained an ankle injury on the path between Glenridding Dodd and Heron Pike.

  • 22/03/2016

    20 year old male faller - back injury

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    Today 22 March 2016 Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the Ambulance service to go to the aid of a man who had fallen and had sustained back injuries.

  • 19/03/2016

    32 year old man falls 200m from Swirral Edge, Helvellyn.

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    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out to a 32 year old man who had fallen 200m from Swirral Edge down into Brown Cove whilst descending from Helvellyn.

  • 10/03/2016

    2nd Callout for Team to Helvellyn in 24 hours

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    At 1636 on Thursday 10th March, Patterdale MRT went to the assistance of man who had fallen on Helvellyn. This was the second incident within 24 hours for the Team in full on winter conditions. A 999 call to Cumbria police stated that the man had fallen from the top of Striding Edge, landing almost at Red Tarn.

  • 09/03/2016

    Man reported as being out overnight close to the summit of Helvellyn

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    Man reported as being out overnight close to the summit of Helvellyn

  • 07/03/2016

    Gentleman tumbles and falls while walking along the lake shore path.

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    Gentleman tumbles and falls while walking along the lake shore path.

  • 22/02/2016

    Man falls 150mts from Swirral Edge Helvellyn

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    Patterdale Mountain Rescue team were called out to Helvellyn to rescue a 27 year old man who had fallen approximately 150 metres from Swirral Edge down towards Red Tarn.

  • 15/02/2016

    73 year old woman slipped and injured her leg near to Bordale Hause

    NY 40600 15700

    Team members were called to assist a 73 year old woman who had slipped on frozen grass and injured her leg. She was treated by the air crew of the Great North Air Ambulance and the Team then set up a rope system to haul the casualty on a stretcher to the air ambulance.

  • 13/02/2016

    Woman slips on Gray Crag and fractures ankle

    NY 42400 12300

    Patterdale Mountain rescue team members were called to rescue a sixty-eight year old local woman who had slipped and injured her ankle on Gray Crag, above Hartsop. The woman was given pain relief and her ankle was splinted. She was then placed on a stretcher and lowered down the fell to a waiting team Land Rover.

  • 12/02/2016

    Female with twisted ankle, Scandale Pass

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    Female with twisted ankle, Scandale Pass

  • 10/02/2016

    Group of 15 teenagers overdue from a walk in the Hartsop Area

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    Group of 15 teenagers overdue from a walk in the Hartsop Area

  • 31/01/2016

    Rucksack Found on Striding Edge

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    A walker reported finding a rucksack near to Striding Edge. The team attempted to contact the owner of the rucksack but failed to do so. Given there was only a little daylight left and the weather was forecast to deteriorate the Team initiated a search. The man was found safe and well.

  • 16/01/2016

    4x4 stuck in Snow on the Coach Road

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    Whilst the team were dealing with incidents 2 & 3 a family became stuck in snow on the Old Coach Road. The team went to their aid with Keswick MRT.

  • 16/01/2016

    Multi-vehicle RTC on the Lake Road

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    During the previous incident the team then went to assist with a road traffic accident involving three cars, one of which was on its roof. The cars were blocking the road and preventing an ambulance from reaching the team to take the injured snowboarder to hospital.

  • 16/01/2016

    Snowboarder Suffers Spinal Injury

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    Patterdale team members were called to assist a man from Ambleside who had fallen whilst snowboarding near to Helvellyn. The man sustained spinal injuries and had to be carefully evacuated from the mountain when the Coastguard helicopter was unable to assist the Team.

  • 01/01/2016

    1st Rescue of 2016

    NY 38600 15900

    The team were called to assist a woman who had reportedly sustained a dislocated hip somewhere behind Patterdale Hall. Team members left base quickly but the woman was reported to have recovered and made her own way off the hill.