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

Lake Search

Ullswater
Grid reference: NY 45200 22900
02/09/2011
At 1700hrs The Team was tasked by Cumbria Police via the Coastguard to a mayday call from a Yacht on Ullswater. The Yacht was reported as sinking in Howtown bay so the teams’ boat was quickly dispatched to the area.

A search was undertaken assisted by boats from a local outdoor centre that form part of the Ullswater Lake search and rescue association.

The Yacht and it occupants were eventually located safe and well on a mooring. It transpired the call was a training exercise which unknowingly had been transmitted on the emergency frequency.