Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team News and Incidents for August 09
Major Search on Helvellyn: Glaramara 28th AugustPatterdale and Keswick Mountain Rescue Teams, supported by the Search & Rescue Dog Association, launched a major search for two walkers, thought to be missing in the Helvellyn area. The missing people turned up safe at their B&B having spent an uncomoftable night on a different mountain.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Students: Whiteside Bank 26th AugustOn Wednesday 26th August the team was called by the police to locate and assist a group of six Students taking part in a Duke of Edinburgh's Award Expedition who were unable to continue their walk due to bad weather conditions.
Overdue Walker: Greenside - Red Tarn Path 25th AugustThe team were called to locate an overdue walker and his 10 year old companion. The walkers shoes had dis-integrated whilst decending from Red Tarn which slowed his progress. The pair were located by a team member investigating the incident.
Missing Canoeist: River Goldrill 20th AugustOn Thursday 20th August a report was received from a team member that an outdoor group, who were canoeing the river Goldril, had lost a member of the party.
Up turned sailing vessel on Ullswater: Ullswater 19th AugustOn Wednesday 19th August H.M Coast Guard requested the team to attend an upturned sailing vessel with persons in the water
On Sunday 9th August, at around 15:00, a 47 year old woman from Suffolk fell approximately 3m from Striding Edge. She was caught by a passing walker who was on the path below. During her fall she sustained an injury to her shin and was unable to make her own way off Helvellyn. She was treated on the scene by the Team Doctor and evacuated to Patterdale MRT base.
Woman Slips and Injures Ankle near Ruthwaite Lodge, Grisedale: Ruthwaite Lodge, Grisedale 4th AugustAt 13:30 on Tuesday 4th August Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria Police to assist a 54 year old woman from South Africa. The woman had slipped on a wet footpath and sustained an injury to her ankle. She was treated on the mountain, evacuated to Patterdale MRT base and later transferred to hospital by a North West Ambulance.
Back in April, Land Rover presented an MRT vehicle as a wedding present to the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who then passed it on to MREW. That vehiclewill soon be on its way to the Patterdale team in the Lake District, winners of a draw by Prince Harry at Clarence House, no less.
In the spirit of the wedding gift, the Patterdale team has conducted a draw of its own and one of its existing vehicles will be heading south to the Glossop team later in the autumn.
Team News: Park Foot raises £500 for the Team 14th August
Staff and visitors at Park Foot Caravan and Camping Park have raised over £350 for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team with a series of fundraising raffles to win giant World Cup bears. Owners, Barbara Allen and Fiona Bell have then made that figure up to £500.