Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team News and Incidents for May 10
Over due walkers: Helvellyn Red Tarn 30th MayOn Saturday 29th May the police called the team to investigate a reported missing walker. In the Helvellyn area
On Sunday 23rd May Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the Police following reports of an incident on Striding Edge Helvellyn.
Man collapses: Aira Force 21st MayPatterdale MRT were today called by Ambulance control to assist with the evacuation of a casualty from Aira Force. The man, a 71 year old from Durham, had collapsed while walking on the footpath around Aira Force waterfall. The rescue team assisted in getting the man back to the Ambulance, in which he was then taken to Carlisle Hospital for treatment.
Walkers lost overnight: Glencoyne 20th MayThe team were called at 2am after two walkers were reported lost on the fells above Ullswater. The brother and sister from Fleetwood had set of for a walk the previous day but had become disorientated after darkness fell. The pair were eventually reunited with their tent and a welcome bed at 8am having being out on the fells for nearly 18hours.
Members of the Ullswater Association, a network of local tourism businesses, have raised over £500 with a raffle and presented Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) with a cheque for £250 last night (Wednesday 5 May). Mark Hook of the Moss Crag Guesthouse in Glenridding is Treasurerof the Association and he presented the cheque to John Williams, recently appointed Chairman of the Patterdale MR Association.