Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team News and Incidents for February 11
At approximately 1600 on Wednesday 23rd February Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called by the police to assist a 74 year old man from Croydon, Surrey. The man who was walking with his family on Place Fell had slipped on muddy ground and fractured his ankle.
Local Man Assisted Home: Glenridding 22nd FebruaryAt approximately 1520 on Tuesday 22nd February Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist an 81 year old local man who had become unsteady on his feet whilst out for his daily walk. He was relatively close to home and unhurt. Members of the Team stretchered the man to a Landrover Ambulance and transported him to his local GP in Glenridding.
Mother and son reported missing on Hart Crag: Hart Crag 22nd FebruaryWhilst the Team were clearing up after the previous incident Cumbria Police contacted us to report a mother and son missing in the Hart Crag area. Minutes later they turned up safe and well and the Team were able to go home for their tea.
Dog Survives Aira Force Fall: Aira Force 20th FebruaryAt 14:20 on Sunday 20th February, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist with the rescue of a dog which had fallen from the footbridge above Aira Force. Just as the Team made initial telephone contact with the informing person, the dog was recovered unhurt from the water and the Team were stood down.
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) recently hosted a training meeting with representatives of the North West Police Underwater Search and Marine Unit that was attended by members of the Penrith, Kirkby Stephen and Patterdale MRTs.