Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team News and Incidents for June 09
On Saturday 27th June Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria Police to assist a man who had collapsed, and was fitting, near to Howtown, on the Ullswater lake shore path.
As the Team were packing their kit away at the end of the previous rescue a member of the public approached the Team to assist a man who appeared to be suffering from heat exhaustion. The man was treated on scene and taken to the rescue base where his condition improved.
On Wednesday 24th June the Team were called by North West Ambulance Service to attend an 85 year old male who had fallen, hit his head and was unconcious. The man's airway was being maintained by his son who was a doctor
Sunday 14th June 2009 Patterdale Mountain rescue team were called to attended a man with a suspected heart attack near Striding Edge, Helvellyn. The casualty, a 54 year old man with a history of heart trouble, was walking on the path between Red Tarn and Hole in the Wall when he became ill.
Staff and visitors at Park Foot Caravan and Camping Park raised £700 for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team over the Jubilee holiday. A special Family Fun Day included a duck race, a fun dog show, various stalls, a display by Silverband Falconry and a Tug of War that stretched the length of the site – at least 50-a-side.
Longest day sees a classic summer fundraising event
The Ullswater ‘Steamer’ company has kindly donated one of its boats and crew to Patterdale Mountain Rescue Association for a midsummer evening cruise on Thursday 24 June.
The Raven will leave Glenridding pier at 7.30pm prompt and tickets are now on sale, priced £15 including food and music, from Linda Burton of Lakeland Office on 01768 890604 or 01931 712958.