Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team News and Incidents for November 09
Outdoor course student evacuation: Watermillock 27th NovemberOn Friday 27th November at 6.50am the team were called by NWAS (Ambulance Control) to assist with the evacuation of a student at an outdoor centre. The normal route was flooded and the NWAS ambulance was initially unable to reach the site.
Van Driver Rescued From Flood: Watermillock 21st NovemberThe team were called to rescue a van driver trapped in flood water somewhere on the Ullswater lake road. After a short search the van was located in a flooded section of road near Watermillock close to the incident on Thursday night. The man, a non swimmer, was shaken but well.
Flood Evacuation: Eamont Bridge 20th NovemberThe team was tasked to assist with house checking and evacuation at Eamont Bridge. Swift water trained personnel performed house to house checks and assisted the numerous other agencies in ferrying people to dry land.
Together with Penrith Fire and Rescue, Patterdale Mountain Rescue team was tasked to check all the river side properties between Eamont Bridge and Pooley Bridge.
Flood Rescue: Patterdale 20th NovemberThe team was called to the aid of four women trapped in a vehicle in the Patterdale Valley. The women were found to be well but cold and were evacuated from their vehicle to a local hotel to be warmed up.
Initial Response To Cumbrian Flooding: Patterdale 19th NovemberThe team was put on standby by the Police to assist with the Cumbria flood response. This required moving the team vehicles and boat to high ground as all access roads to the base were soon impassable due to the lake flooding the roads. The team was then tasked by the police to move sandbags.
Flood Rescue: Watermillock 19th NovemberThe team was called to assist with the rescue of a mother, son and their dog trapped in floodwater in a vehicle on the lake road near Watermillock. This was a joint operation in darkness, high water and winds with local Ambulance, Fire and Rescue teams. The people were recovered, shocked but well and transferred to a nearby hotel.
Flood Rescue: Pooley Bridge 19th NovemberThe team was tasked to rescue two people, one with a medical condition, from their flooded house in Pooley Bridge. Swift water trained personnel accessed the property and transported the stranded occupants to safety with the aid of a local tractor.
Duke of Edinburgh Award student: Beda Head Martindale 15th NovemberOn Sunday 15th November Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to evacuate a D of E student who had slipped and badly gashed his knee on a rock
Search on Helvellyn: Red Tarn Helvellyn 14th NovemberOn Saturday 14th November 14 members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team together with two SARDA search dogs responded to a call from the Police to search the area of Red Tarn after a report from a military group of shouts in the area.
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were today called to extract a 79 year old man who had fallen into the water at Aira Force.
Team News: Well wishers raise funds for MRT 2nd November
The wishing well in the garden at Granny Dowbekin’s Tearooms in Pooley Bridge is a popular feature with visitors and the most recent collection has raised nearly £150 for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team. Ray Griffiths of the Team received the proceeds from Colin Hindle of the tearooms.
Team News: Flood rescue support 24th November
Members of the Patterdale MRT played a part in flood evacuations at Eamont Bridge and a number of rescues from stranded vehicles as Ullswater and the River Eamont reacted to heavy rain across Cumbria.