Incidents

All 2010 Incidents

There were 83 incidents in 2010.

PMRT assist in major search for missing woman
30/12/2010
Four members of Patterdale MRT assisted Cockermouth MRT with a major search for a missing woman in Whinlatter forest. The missing woman was not located and the Team were stood down.
Man falls from Swirral Edge
30/12/2010
At 1400 on Thursday 30th December Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to rescue a man who had fallen approximately 150 metres from Swirral Edge, Helvellyn.
Party of 6 overtaken by darkness
29/12/2010
Patterdale Mountain Rescue team were called by Police at 6pm to go to the assistance of a group of six people who were stranded on the fell. The group from Gateshead had no torches and included three young children (8, 3 and 2 years old) and were unable to continue in the darkness.
Walker falls from Helvellyn
27/12/2010
At 15:30 on Monday 27th December Patterdale Mountain Rescue team were called by Cumbria Police to rescue a walker who had fallen from Swirral Edge, Helvellyn. The 39 year old man from Preston had been walking with friends when he fell through a cornice in poor visibility, near to the summit of the mountain.
Lost Winter Climbers
04/12/2010
Climbers call Police for Mountain Rescue to give directions from the fell.
Fall on Thor's Corner, Viking Butress Helvellyn
03/12/2010
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called at 15.30 to rescue a climber from Penrith who had slipped and landed badly sustaining a suspected spinal injury.
Female climber fell from head wall of Helvellyn
27/11/2010
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the Police at 16:00 to assist a climber who had fallen approximately 100ft off the face of Helvellyn. The woman, a 20 year old student from London, was winter climbing with a group of other students when she slipped.
Crag fast walkers on St Sunday Crag
20/11/2010
Whilst finishing the second incident we were tasked by Cumbria Police to 2 Hill walkers from York who due to thick mist had misplaced the footpath and strayed onto steep craggy ground.
Search. Hartsop above How
20/11/2010
Patterdale Mountain rescue team were called out by Langdale Ambleside MRT to assist in locating 2 fell walkers from the Wirral.
Fractured ankle on Middle Dodd. Patterdale
20/11/2010
Patterdale Mountain rescue team were called out by Cumbria Police at 15.45 to assist a 55yr old man from Carnforth Lancashire.
Search for missing kayakers
11/11/2010
Patterdale mountain rescue team was called by Cumbria police to assist the coastguard in a search for the occupant of an upturned Kayak discovered in the Lake by an outdoor centre safety boat.
Family Caught on Flooded Lake Shore Path
08/11/2010
The team were called after a family of five rang the police when they found themselves on a flooded section of the Howtown to Patterdale Lake Shore path. As the team were responding it became clear that the family were safe, having been assisted by a local resident.
Overdue walker from Grasmere to Striding Edge.
07/11/2010
Overdue walker from Grasmere to Glenridding.
Outdoor activity student with knee injury
04/11/2010
Student on an outdoor course with injured knee above Howtown.
Collapsed female on road to Grisedale
24/10/2010
Collapsed female above Grisedale bridge,Patterdale.
Suspected Heart Attack at Grisedale Bridge.
16/10/2010
A man came to the Patterdale Mountain Rescue centre to request assistance as he believed his partner was suffering a Heart Attack.
Missing Walker on The Knott
11/10/2010
At approximately 20:00 on 11th October, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to search for a missing lone walker on route from Windermere to Patterdale. The man was located at 23:00 cold and unhurt near to the Knott, above Hayeswater.
Second incident - Fractured Ankle
10/10/2010
While loading the earlier casualty into the ambulance, the team were called via Ambulance Control to a man who had slipped while descending from Arnison Crag. On reaching the scene the casualty, a 74 year old man from Cheshire, was found to have sustained an open fracture of his left ankle.
Dislocated shoulder on lake shore path
10/10/2010
The team were called by the Police to attend to a 70 year old Carlisle man on the upper lake shore path beneath Place Fell. The man had tripped and dislocated his left shoulder. After treatment at the scene, he was stretchered to the team Landrover and driven to the Rescue Centre for transfer to an ambulance and transport to hospital.
Concern for man at Hole in Wall Hellvellyn
09/10/2010
A walking group had serious concern for a solo walker reported to be confused close to the striding edge path
Rescue at Sykeside, Hartsop
03/10/2010
The team were called by Cumbria Police to attend to a man with a suspected fractured and dislocated elbow.
Rescue on Place Fell
02/10/2010
On Saturday afternoon 14 members of PMRT were called by Cumbria police to assist a 47yr woman from Carlisle who developed a knee problem while descending from Place fell.
Benighted Hartsop Dodd
26/09/2010
The rescue team were called out by Cumbria Police at 8 pm to a group of 9 walkers who were completing a charity walk when darkness overcame them and they became benighted.
Female walker falls on the Knott. Patterdale
15/09/2010
Female walkers falls on the Knott.
Woman with fractured arm at Aira Force
14/09/2010
Team responds to female with fractured arm at Aira Force. Boat launched to ferry equipment to Aira Point.
Search for Missing Walker near Hart Crag
13/09/2010
At midnight on 12th September, Patterdale MRT were called by Langdale MRT and Cumbria Police to assist with a search for a 36 year old man who had become lost whilst attempting to return to his car at Kirstone Pass. He was located by a search dog at 0315 and escorted off the mountain safely.
Woman Rescued from Above Brothers Water
09/09/2010
At 5:20 pm, on Sunday 12th September, eleven members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria police to assist a 43yr woman from Burnley who had slipped and injured her ankle while descending a path at Low Wood near Brotherswater.
Woman rescued from Cofa Pike. Patterdale
08/09/2010
The Team were called to assist a female from Stoke on Trent who had tumbled from the path between Fairfield and Cofa Pike. Team members were airlifted by the Pride of Cumbria Air Ambulance to the scene, a steep unstable slope. The Team and Aircraft crew stretchered the lady up to the summit of Fairfield to the Air Ambulance. She was flown to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
Ankle Injury on Lake Shore Path
07/09/2010
At approximately 3:30 pm Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a female walker from Bristol who had slipped and injured her ankle whilst walking from Howtown to Glenridding. The woman was treated at the scene, transferred to the Team's boat, and transported across the lake to a waiting ambulance.
Fell Runner Assisted by Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team
05/09/2010
At approximately 1430, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a male who had fallen and suffered a deep cut to his knee. When the rescue team arrived the man, who was competing in a local competition, decided to complete the race and seek further medical advice himself later. This incident was taking place at the same time as the rescue on Helvellyn.
Female Walker Rescued from Striding Edge
05/09/2010
At approximately 1345, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a female walker who had slipped and broken her lower leg on Striding Edge, Helvellyn.
Request to assist a 14 year old
04/09/2010
The Police requested the Team to locate a 14 year old boy who was having difficulty in walking.
Austrailian couple disorentated
03/09/2010
The police called the Team to assist in the evacuation of two Australian visitors
Ambulance Assist
03/09/2010
The team were called to assist with moving a causualty to the Air Ambulance
Fisherman Missing on Ullswater
31/08/2010
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
29/08/2010
Two 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.
11 Year Old Boy Falls from Swirral Edge, Helvellyn
21/08/2010
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.
Child fell into Aira Force
21/08/2010
Whilst 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.
Broken Wrist Grisdale
06/08/2010
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.
Injured walkers rescued from Grisedale Valley
06/08/2010
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.
Family lost on fells above Ullswater
25/07/2010
At 16.45pm the police called the Team to locate and assist a family from Manchester who had become disorientated and needed assistance to get back down to their holiday lodging at Swarthbeck, Ullswater.
Separated couple Kepple Cove
23/07/2010
Search for 45 year old woman overdue at her rendezvous point.
Young person stretchered from Swarth Beck
20/07/2010
The Team to assisted a 19yr old male who slipped and exacerbated an old injury and was unable to walk.
Outdoor centre student damages ankle at Freeze Beck Boredale
15/07/2010
A 16 year old student slipped during a gorge scramble and damaged his ankle.
65 year old man falls from Swirral Edge
10/07/2010
On Saturday 10th July, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team rescued a 65 year old walker from Oldham who had slipped and fallen 200 metres from Swirral Edge, Helvellyn.
D of E girls reported misssing on High Street
03/07/2010
The Team were called by the Police at around midnight, after a Duke of Edinburgh Award Assessor reported that a group of six 17 yr old girls had not arrived at a their checkpoint at Pooley Bridge. The girls from a school in Basingstoke had been dropped off at Hartsop earlier in the day but, had apparently failed to arrive at their camp site.
Ankle injury at Elm How
02/07/2010
The Team were called by Cumbria Police to a female walker who had slipped and sustained a suspected broken ankle.
Female slipped at High Force Ullswater
28/06/2010
A woman slipped close to High Force near Aira Force, Ullswater and damaged her Arm.
Missing Kayaker on Ullswater
26/06/2010
PMRT were tasked by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to search for an 18 year old man from Lancashire who was reported to be in difficulties after his kayak capsized close to Pooley Bridge.
Investigation
14/06/2010
The Team were called by Cumbria Police to investigate a group who were reported by a member of the public to be in difficulty on Striding Edge Helvellyn. On investigating the group from Manchester were found and in good shape.
Search for 74yr old man
12/06/2010
Overdue walker on St Sunday Crag
Search
03/06/2010
The Team assisted the Wasdale Team to search roadside verges following the fatal shootings in Cumbria.
Head injury Striding Edge Helvellyn
04/06/2010
50 yr od man slipped from Striding Edge Helvellyn sustaining head injuries
Over due walkers
30/05/2010
On Saturday 29th May the police called the team to investigate a reported missing walker. In the Helvellyn area
Ankle injury - Striding Edge
23/05/2010
On Sunday 23rd May Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the Police following reports of an incident on Striding Edge Helvellyn.
Man collapses
21/05/2010
Patterdale 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
21/05/2010
The 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.
Man Falls from Steamer on Ullswater
29/04/2010
On the morning of the 29th April, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called by the coastguard to assist with a major search for a man who had fallen overboard whilst traveling on one of the Ullswater Steamers.
Duke of Edinburgh Award student rescued
17/04/2010
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out by the police to assist a 17yr old student from London.
Exhausted man on High Street range above camp site
16/04/2010
Ten members of the Team attended a 32 year old man from Liverpool. The mans companion had called 999 as his friend was exhausted and could not walk any further.
Belgium visitor slips on fell and fractures her ankle.
08/04/2010
On Thursday 8th April Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a 39yr old woman from Belgium who had slipped and fractured her ankle
Female with chest pains at Aira Force
29/03/2010
On 29th March at 1056 am the team were called by the Police to Aira Force, Ullswater to a 64 year old female from Shropshire, who was complaining of chest pains. 12 members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team responded.
Man in water - Lake Ullswater
28/03/2010
The Patterdale team were asked by the police to attend an incident where a 42 year old male from Cleveleys was reported to have capsized his canoe
Search for Coast to Coast walker,
22/03/2010
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out by the Police at 22.33 to search for a missing person who was walking the Coast to Coast route from Patterdale to Shap.
Three persons crag fast on Pinnacle Ridge.
18/03/2010
On 18th March 2010 at 19.20hrs. the Police tasked Patterdale MRT to assist three persons from Hampshire and Surrey who had become crag fast on St Sunday crag, Patterdale.
73 year old man lost on High Street
16/03/2010
At approximately 8pm on 16th March, a 73 year old man from the Liverpool area rang the Police and reported himself lost in the vicinity of High Street. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team, assisted by the Search and Rescue Dog Association (Lakes), instigated a search and located him at approximately 23:45 near Rest Dodd.
Female Rescue on Catsycam
13/03/2010
Whilst the previous job No 16 in Brown Cove was finishing, a call was received to rescue a female who had become cragfast on steep snow on Catstycam
200 metre fall into Brown Cove, Helvellyn
13/03/2010
On Saturday 13th March 2010 at 12.20 Patterdale Mountain rescue Team were alerted to assist a female climber from Hayfield, Derbyshire who had slipped and fallen 200 metre while climbing in Brown Cove, Helvellyn. The faller had been seen by a search Dog handler who along with a number of colleagues from the Lake District was on a training weekend in the area.
Five lost walkers on summit of Helvellyn
27/02/2010
On Saturday 27th February at 18.00 Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were asked by Cumbria Police to go to the assistance of 5 persons who were cold and lost and were unable to descend from the summit of Helvellyn in the dark. The party had walked along Striding Edge and reached the summit plateau from where they called 999 and asked to be rescued.
Overdue climbers
23/02/2010
Shortly after the previous incident, the team were called following a report of two overdue climbers on Red Screes. Fortunately the two turned up safe and well as the team were assembling
Four climbers avalanched above Pinnacle Ridge
22/02/2010
At 14:00 the team were called by the Police following a report that four climbers had been avalanched from the top of Pinnacle Ridge.
Overdue walker
21/02/2010
The team was called by the Police following a report of an overdue walker. The man had set off to climb Fairfield, via the Hartsop above How ridge and returning down St Sunday. While initiating the search, the man turned up safe and well. He had been delayed helping another group who had got into difficulty on the same route
Leg Injury
20/02/2010
While finishing the earlier rescue, the team were called by the Police to attend a second incident. A group of 15 walkers on Arthur’s Pike, reported that one of their party had also sustained a lower leg injury
Ankle injury
20/02/2010
The team were called to the assistance of a woman who had slipped while walking between Howtown and Place Fell. The casualty, a 59 year old woman from Rotherham, sustained a suspected fracture to her left ankle. The team called on the assistance of a RAF Sea King which was in the area training. The woman, was airlifted from the scene and taken to Carlisle Hospital.
Stranded Climbers
16/02/2010
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were contacted by the Police following a 999 call from a climber stranded on Helvellyn. The climber and her partner were attempting a winter climb up a gulley on the face of Helvellyn, but the woman was unable to proceed further due to deteriorating conditions and darkness. The Team made contact and talked her down the gulley to safety.
61 year old man slips on snow from top of gully
11/02/2010
On the afternoon of Thursday 11th February 2010 the Police received a report that a man had fallen 500 feet whilst climbing a snow gully on Nethermost Crag
Collapsed Male on Striding Edge
07/02/2010
At 13:20 on Sunday 7th February, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team members were called to rescue a man who had collapsed on Striding Edge
Climbers falls in Nethermost Gully
06/02/2010
Saturday 6th February,13.00 – the team were called by the Police to an incident in Nethermost Cove. A passing climber had reported having found someone who had fallen in Nethermost Gulley.
Incident on Ullswater
31/01/2010
While clearing up from the previous incident, the team were called by the Police to a report of a child drowning on Ullswater.
Fall on Catstyecam
31/01/2010
The team were called by the Police to a climber who had fallen on Catsyecam. The call came while the team were out training, further up the valley.
Ambulance Assist - Glenridding
13/01/2010
The team were called by the Ambulance Service to assist with an incident in Glenridding. On arrival, and with the benifit of more information, it became apparent that the teams skills were not required.
Another car stranded in deep snow
11/01/2010
The rescue team was again called by the Police to rescue two people stranded in a car in deep snow on the Kirkstone Pass
Rescue of motorists stranded on Kirkstone Pass
05/01/2010
The team were called by the Police to rescue two people stranded in a car in deep snow on the Kirkstone Pass. The couple from Edinburgh were on the way via Patterdale to a hotel in Windermere. They were following directions from their GPS which had routed them over Kirkstone.