Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team News and Incidents for March 10
On 29th March at 1056 am the team were called by the Police to Aira Force, Ullswater to a 64 year old female from Shropshire, who was complaining of chest pains. 12 members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team responded.
The Patterdale team were asked by the police to attend an incident where a 42 year old male from Cleveleys was reported to have capsized his canoe
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out by the Police at 22.33 to search for a missing person who was walking the Coast to Coast route from Patterdale to Shap.
On 18th March 2010 at 19.20hrs. the Police tasked Patterdale MRT to assist three persons from Hampshire and Surrey who had become crag fast on St Sunday crag, Patterdale.
At approximately 8pm on 16th March, a 73 year old man from the Liverpool area rang the Police and reported himself lost in the vicinity of High Street. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team, assisted by the Search and Rescue Dog Association (Lakes), instigated a search and located him at approximately 23:45 near Rest Dodd.
On Saturday 13th March 2010 at 12.20 Patterdale Mountain rescue Team were alerted to assist a female climber from Hayfield, Derbyshire who had slipped and fallen 200 metre while climbing in Brown Cove, Helvellyn. The faller had been seen by a search Dog handler who along with a number of colleagues from the Lake District was on a training weekend in the area.
Female Rescue on Catsycam: Castycam 13th MarchWhilst the previous job No 16 in Brown Cove was finishing, a call was received to rescue a female who had become cragfast on steep snow on Catstycam
Team News: Duck Race winning tickets 24th March
Here are the numbers of the winning ducks
A rescue from Swirral Edge last November was captured on film by a BBC crew flying with the RN Sea King helicopter that was involved. Footage, including Team Doctor John Ellerton, will feature in a Countryside 999 programme on BBC TV on Friday 22 March at 3.45pm, including a follow up interview with the casualty, Mr Peter Flint from Lincoln.
A Come Dine with Me-style meal at the Herdwick Inn in Penruddock raised £614, which local chef-for-the-night, Brian Firth, has kindly donated to Patterdale MRT. Thanks go to Brian, to Mark and Linda Wilmot at the Herdwick Inn and to the 80+ diners who supported the event.
Ray Griiffiths has presented a Supporters’ Shield to Lakeland Embroidery of Penrith as a thank you for the company’s support in kind to the Team and as an opportunity to promote this Easter’s Duck Race.