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Birthday Rescue on Helvellyn

Helvellyn Summit
19/08/2008
On Tuesday 19th August Patterdale mountain rescue team were called to rescue a man who was celebrating his 75th birthday on Helvellyn. The man from Nottingham slipped and injured his hip. He was unable to walk and passing walkers and family helped him to the summit shelter.

An Air ambulance lifted the team and kit to The Hole in the Wall. From here the team members continued to the summit along Striding Edge.

Patterdale rescue team treated the man at the summit shelter and with the help of Penrith team members stretchered the man along the ridge to Brown Cove where the stretcher was roped 250 metres down the fell.

After being reunited with his wife he was transported to the Rescue Centre by team ambulance and then taking by County ambulance to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle.