Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team News and Incidents for August 10
At approximately 11pm, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to search for a man from Yorkshire who was reported missing on Ullswater. The Team, assisted by Penrith MRT and four Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs, searched the shore and lake for the missing man. His body was located by Police divers and recovered the following day.
Missing Children at Aira Force: Aira Force 29th AugustTwo children went missing while walking at Aira force. Their parents raised the alarm when they failed to find them. The team started a search around the area they were last seen, but the children turned up safe in bottom car park.
Child fell into Aira Force: Aira Force 21st AugustWhilst the previous rescue was taking place a six year old child fell 10ft at Aira Force. A second Patterdale Mountain Rescue Landrover was dispatched to assist a NW Ambulance in attendance.
At approximately 1400 on Saturday 21st August Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to rescue an 11 year old boy, from Northampton, who had fallen 100ft from Swirral Edge on Helvellyn.
At 1340hrs the Police requested Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team to assist a female mountain walker from Brighton who had sustained a lower leg injury in the Grisedale Valley, Patterdale.
Woman was found by a team members with fractured wrist while on route to previous rescue. She was treated and walked back to team landrover. Then back to the Rescue Centre before a friend drove her to hospital.
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.