Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team News and Incidents for January 12
Search For Solo Walker: Brown Cove 31st JanuaryA solo male walker triggered a search when he failed to contact his wife at the end of a walk. He was eventually found asleep in Borrowdale at 02:30am.
Patterdale MRT were contacted by the Police with reports of an injured dog stuck on an icy ledge above Kirkstone pass. Five team members who were on exercise diverted to recover the dog. The dog was passed into the care of a vet and its owners were identified from its ID chip. The dog was treated by the vet and returned to the grateful family the following day.
Man Found Dead On Fell: Gowbarrow Fell 30th JanuaryThe Police contacted the Team after a report of a body having been found on Gowbarrow Fell. Team members secured the site while the Police completed their investigations at the scene. The team then evacuated the casualty from the Fell.
Search & rescue: Great Dodd 4th JanuaryA hotelier in Patterdale, who is also a team member, reported that a guest was significantly overdue. The man, who had said he was intending to walk in the Helvellyn range, had promised to call the hotel if he was delayed. No call was received and the man's mobile was unanswered. The weather throughout the day had seriously deteriorated and there was concern for the man’s wellbeing.
Hallin Fell: Hallin Fell Ullswater 4th JanuaryOn Weds 4th January at 12.20pm Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the Police to a 35yr old male descending Hallin Fell, Ullswater. The man who had slipped on the very wet and muddy grass had suffered a fractured leg. The man, from Shrewsbury, was also very cold and wet.
Team News: Land Rover donation chain continues 29th January
When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge donated a Land Rover wedding gift to mountain rescue last summer, they probably never guessed that it would be the start of a chain of donations that has gone from Patterdale in the Lake District to Glossop in the Peak District and will soon stretch a link further to Snowdonia in North Wales!