Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team News and Incidents for April 11
Woman falls on Lake-shore path: Ullswater 30th AprilThe Team were called to assist a 57 year old woman who had fallen while walking the lake-shore path between Sandwick and Patterdale. The air ambulance had landed near by, but due to the location of the casualty and the terrain, the best evacuation route was via the lake. The woman was treated and transferred in the rescue boat back to Patterdale.
Knee Injury: Deepdale Hause 27th AprilAt approx. 13:00 the Police contacted the Team requesting assistance for a 22 year old woman who had aggrevated an old knee injured. She was a member of a family party who had been walking at the head of Deepdale. The NW Air Ambulance also responded to the incident and uplifted 8 team members on to the fell. The woman's leg was splinted and she was flown to Furness General Hospital.
Sheep Rescue At Falling Rocks: Falling Rocks 26th AprilSeven team members were involved in the rescue of a sheep which had become cragfast on a ledge above the A592 at Falling Rocks.
At approximately 17:30 Cumbria Police requested the Team to assist a 25 year old woman who had been walking with a group from Coventry and had injured her knee while descending from Helvellyn. The woman was located on the track above Greenside and transported to the Team's Rescue Centre by landrover ambulance. She was assessed by the team doctor and no further treatment was required.
At approximately 0845 on 6th April, Patterdale MRT responded to a call to search for a missing canoeist. The man and his friend were in a two man kayak which capsized on the lake. His friend had reached the shore to raise the alarm. Sadly the man was pronounced dead at hospital later this morning.
Saturday 21 April saw a visit to Base by the Wigton group of Cumbria Army Cadet Corps. Simon Woodrow and Tom Abbey hosted the visit, explaining the work of mountain rescue and demonstrating some of the Team’s equipment. A collection resulted in the group making a generous donation of £28 – many thanks to everyone involved.
Team News: 2012 Duck Race 15th April
On Easter Monday the Patterdale Mountain Rescue DUCK RACE was held. Thanks to everyone who supported us in raising over £2000 pounds. Here are the Winning Ducks and winners will also be informed by telephone.