Incidents

All 2014 Incidents

There were 85 incidents in 2014.

Busiest Year Ends Ever with a Rescue on Helvellyn in Atrocious Weather
31/12/2014
The Team were called shortly after 1400 following a report of a man crag fast on Helvellyn. The man from Bolton had ascended Striding Edge and then decided to head across the headwall to avoid the snow above. He became stuck on small ledge. The rescue lasted over six hours and involved 11 team members and an RAF SeaKing helicopter from RAF Boulmer.
RTA near Hartsop
30/12/2014
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team members were returning from an earlier call out, when a member came accross a serious two Vehcile RTA which was blocking the road and had multiple casualties. The team assisted the Ambulance Service, the Air Ambulance and the Police.
Calls for help heard
30/12/2014
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to investigate calls for help which were hear in the Stoney Cove Pike Area above Hartsop. Following further information it materislaise it was the Hounds on the Fell and the calls may have been mishear with good intention.
Cars stuck in snow
10/12/2014
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called at the request of the Police to the assistance to two vehicles stuck in snow on Kirkstone Pass on the night of Wednesday 10th December 2014
Shouts for help turn out to be a farmer
07/12/2014
At 14:33 the Team were called following reports of shouts for help above Brothers Water. When the Team arrived it turned out to be a farmer working his sheepdog and trying to move a sheep off a crag. A false alarm with good intent.
Man Injures Ankle on Blueberry Knott
23/11/2014
As the Team were just finishing a six hour long training session in Grizedale they were called to assist a man who had injured his ankle near to Blueberry Knott. Within an hour of the callout the team were on scene and the man was assessed and treated by the Team doctor. He was then stretchered by torchlight to Deepdale.
3 Males Lost in the Mardale area.
22/11/2014
At 07.30 am on Saturday 22 November Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Penrith Mountain Rescue Team.
Search for walkers reported missing around Lantys Tarn
17/11/2014
Search for walkers reported missing around Lantys Tarn
Two Adventure Race Participants Airlifted to Hospital
02/11/2014
At approximately 1030 the Team were called to assist a second casualty taking part in an organised race along the shore of Ullswater. The woman, who had sustained an ankle injury, was flown by RAF Seaking to hospital in Carlisle.
Male with head injury airlifted to hospital by RAF Seaking
02/11/2014
At approximatey 1030, the team were called to assist a man who had fallen and sustained a cut to his head. A Seaking helicopter, which was trainig in the area, was requsted to assist with the quick evacuation of the man to hospital in Carlisle.
Ambulance Service Request to Assist with Injured Male
01/11/2014
At 1015, the Ambulance Service requested the Team's assistance after a man fell into a stream and was reported to be unconscious near to Rooking in Patterdale. However, although the Team were only a minutes away at an event in Glenridding they were stood down by the Ambulance service when the Ambulance arrived on scene a few minutes after the callout.
Request for assistance from North West Ambulance Service
29/10/2014
Request for assistance from North West Ambulance Service
Three teenagers airlifted from mountain
28/10/2014
The Team were called by Cumbria Police to assist a group of eleven young people who were intending to spend the night camping between Place Fell and High Dodd. The team Doctor assessed the group and three members were lifted by an RAF Seaking helicopter to hospital in Barrow-in-Furness. The remaining young people were assisted off the mountain by members of the Team.
2nd Rescue in Atrocious Weather for Patterdale MRT - Six Teenagers Rescued
27/10/2014
The team received a 999 call via Cumbria Police to go to the assistance of a group of six young people who had got in to difficulty whilst camping near to Glencoyne. The group had been caught out by the very strong winds and heavy rain and had descended on steep ground to try and find shelter.
Rescue Team Battle 80mph Winds to Rescue Two Lost Walkers
26/10/2014
The team rescued two men who became lost after ascending Striding Edge on Helvellyn. The men were unable to find their way off the mountain in atrocious weather conditions.
Children stuck on Island
23/10/2014
At approximately 15.45 Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were call by the Coastguard.
Two people stuck in high winds - Lower Man Helvellyn
19/10/2014
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the Police at 2.00pm on Sunday 19th October to go to the aid of two male walkers stuck in high winds just to the North of Helvellyn. The two men eventually made their own way to safety.
Man injures knee near to Stoney Cove Pike
12/10/2014
At approximately 1300 on Sunday 12th October Patterdale MRT went to the assistance of a 79 year old man from Kendal who had falle and injured his knee on Stoney Cove Pike. Eight members from the Team climbed to Stoney Cove Pike to join colleagues from Langlale MRT. The man was treated and evacuated on a stretcher to Pasture Bottom, where the Team had dealt with a a callout the day before.
Woman slips and injures ankle in Pasture Bottom
11/10/2014
Patterdale Mountain Rescue team were called by Cumbria Police on Saturday 11th October to help a 59 year old woman from Carnforth who had slipped and injured her ankle whilst walking in the area known as Pasture Bottom, Hartsop.
Flashing Lights Glencoyne
08/10/2014
On Wednesday 8 October at approximately 20.15.Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the Police.
Medical Support for Duddon & Furness MRT Search
07/10/2014
A request was received from Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team to provide medical support for an on going search. It was feared that the casualty might be severely hypothermic when found and it was requested that Patterdale Team's Autopulse (advanced life support equipment) be taken to the area on standy by. Whilst the Team were assembling the casualty was found uninjured.
Capsized Caneoist, Ullswater
27/09/2014
Capsized Canoeist, Ullswater
Fractured Ankle Aira Force near Dockray
24/09/2014
Today Wednesday 24 September at approximately 12.30pm Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were alerted by the police to go to the aid of a 64 year old lady who had fallen whilst out walking with her husband.
Search for over due walker, Hartsop Dodd Area
03/09/2014
On Wednesday 3rd September 2014 at 2300hrs Patterdale MRT were called by Cumbria Police to search for a lone walker who had failed to return to her car at Cow Bridge carpark after walking in the Hartsop Dodd area
Fitting Female Martindale
30/08/2014
Whilst the Team were finishing the previous job, they were paged for a second incident. North West Ambulance Service called the team to go to the aid of a 46 Year old woman who was reported as having a fit on the fell close to Martindale Church.
Lost Grandchild in Angle Tarn Area
30/08/2014
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called today, Saturday 30th August, by the Police to search for a missing walker.
Collapsed Genleman on Lower Man Helvellyn
28/08/2014
The Team received a report that a 64 year old man had collapsed on Lower Man Helvellyn
Three men transported by rescue boat after battery powered motor fails
24/08/2014
Whilst recovering the Team's rescue boat at about 1900 the Team came across an inflatable dinghy with a battery powered outboard motor which was struggling to move the craft. As it was getting late and the dinghy was over approximately 8 miles from its destination the team took the men back to their campsite at Pooley Bridge.
Two Canoeists Capsized in Ullswater
24/08/2014
At 1317 the Coastguard requested the assistance of the Team after they received reports of a capsized Canoe. The Team launched their boat within ten minutes and made their way to the location. Whilst the Team were en-route the two people were rescued by the Lake District National Park Ranger boat.
Call to assist Fire Service with rescue of a Horse
23/08/2014
At approximately 1720 the Team were called to assist the Fire & Rescue Service which was dealing with a horse which had become stuck near to Glencoyne. The horse was rescued whilst the team were responding.
Girl Injures Knee near to Glenridding
21/08/2014
At approximately 2040 Patterdale MRT were called to assist a seventeen year old girl who had slipped whilst crossing a wooden footbridge near to Glenridding. The girl was treated on scene and transported back to the rescue base for onward transfer to Carlisle hospital.
Lady suffers fractured and dislocated ankle
17/08/2014
On Sunday 17th August 2014 Patterdale MRT were called by Cumbria Police to rescue a 46yr old lady who had slipped and suffered a fracture dislocation of her ankle while walking with friends above Yew Crag on Gowbarrow Fell, near to Ullswater.
Call for Assistance from Penrith MRT
14/08/2014
At approximately 15.33hrs Patterdale MRT were called to assist Penrith MRT with the rescue of a 16yr female who sustained an ankle injury while undertaking the Coast to Coast
62yr old Male with wasp sting
13/08/2014
At 15.01hrs Patterdale MRT were called by NWAS to assist a 62yr old female who had suffered a wasp sting while out walking with companions, close to High Dodd above Ullswater.
16yr old girl with asthma attack
13/08/2014
At 14.37hrs Patterdale MRT were called by Cumbria Police to assist a young female having an asthma attack while out walking with companions.
Ankle Injury Lake Shore Path, Ullswater
07/08/2014
On Thursday 7th August at approximately 16.00hrs Patterdale Mountain Rescue were called by the North West Ambulance Service to rescue a lady who had slipped on the lake shore path and badly fractured her ankle.
Reports of Crashed Paraglider in Ullswater
06/08/2014
The team were called by HM Coastguard and Cumbria Police following reports that a paraglider had crashed into Ullswater. The Team launched its rescue boat and carried out a full search of the lake with an RAF Seaking helicopter and Penrith MRT assisting. Nothing was found.
Two sheep cragfast on Catstye Cam
05/08/2014
The Team were requested to rescue two sheep from Catstye Cam by a local farmer. The sheep were cragfast on a ledge on the broken north face of the hill. Eleven team members were involved for two hours.
Man falls several metres into Aira Beck, Aira Force
05/08/2014
The Team were called by the North West Ambulance Service to reports that a man had fallen from the top of a waterfall above Aira Force. On arrival, the man was found to be injured and laying at the foot of the waterfall.
CP-20140804-0090 - ullswater - missing suicidal female.
04/08/2014
At 11:50 Patterdale MRT were called by Cumbria Police to assist in the search for a potentially suicidal woman. Whilst the team were assembling the team were stood down when new information came to light suggesting that woman was fine.
17 Year Old Injures Head
03/08/2014
At aproximatelty 1020 Patterdale MRT were called by the North West Ambulance Service to assist a 17 year old with a head injuiry at Grizedale Tarn. The Great North Air Ambulance was already enroute. The team were stood down when it was confirmed that the casualty was near to Dunmail Raise and the air ambulance was on scene.
Woman Injures Ankle on Lake Shore Path
27/07/2014
The Team were called to assist a 65yr old woman from Truro, Cornwall. The woman, who was on her way to watch the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, had stopped on route for a walk on the shores of Ullswater. Unfortunately, whilst walking with her husband and daughter she slipped and sustained a suspected fractured anjkle.
Ankle injury to 17yr old female
25/07/2014
The team were alerted to assist a 17year old girl on a DoE expedition,with an injury to her ankle.
Man Trips On Lake Shore Path
24/07/2014
The Team were altered after a 60 year old man from the Worcestershire slipped and fell while walking between Howtown and Patterdale. The rescue boat was launched in order to reach the site of the incident. He had suffered cuts and bruises to his legs and back but had been able to walk down to the Lake shore.
Four rescues of casualties with injured ankles in four days for Patterdale MRT
20/07/2014
The Team were called to assist a 17 year old girl from Mansfield who had injured her ankle whilst descending from The Knott. The Team went to her aid at Hayeswater Dam. The girl was treated on scene and then stretchered to one of the Team's waiting Landrover ambulances. She was then taken to Patterdale MRT's base and transferred to an ambulance for onward transfer to hospital.
Girl injures ankle while walking near Read Tarn, Helvellyn
17/07/2014
Patterdale Mountain Rescue team were called to their 3rd incident of the day. The Team returned to Helvellyn to assist a young girl who had slipped and injured her ankle while walking near Red Tarn outfall. A passer-by raised the alarm.
Woman injured ankle at Aira Force
17/07/2014
Patterdale Mountain Rescue team were called to a second rescue on Thursday 17th July. The first casualty was being transferred into an ambulance when the team received a call to attend Aira Force where a woman had injured her ankle while walking close to Aira Force waterfall.
Red Tarn Helvellyn. Man injured ankle while out with his dog.
17/07/2014
Patterdale Mountain rescue team were called on Thursday morning 17th July by Cumbria Police to assist a 30yr old man from Penrith who had a fallen and injured his ankle while walking with his dog near Striding edge Helvellyn
Woman injures ankle on Hartsop above Howe
13/07/2014
At approximately 1215, and whilst dealing with the previos incident, Patterdale MRT were called to assist a woman who had injured her ankle whilst descending from Hart Crag. The Great North Air Ambulance went to her aid and flew her back to Patterdale base. Patterdale MRT thanks Penrrith MRT for their assistance.
Woman injuresankle whilst walking on Little Mell Fell
13/07/2014
At approximately 1108 on Sunday 13th July Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a 57 year old from Langholm, who had fallen and was unable to continue. 11 members of the team went to her assitance. She was treated on scene, given pain relief, and then carried by stretcher to a waiting ambulance.
Collapsed male Dovedale
10/07/2014
Patterdale Mountain Rescue were called by Cumbria Police at approximately 13.10 on Thursday 10 July,to go to the aid of a 71 year old male from Preston.
Missing 71yr Lady
10/07/2014
At 10-45am Patterdale MRT were notified by Cumbria Police of a missing 71yr old lady in the Aira Force area. During the planning phases and while discussions with the informant were taking place the Lady was located safe and well having taken a different route than planned. The Team were stood down before deployment commenced (MJR)
Missing Overseas Coast 2 Coaster
08/07/2014
At approximately 1800 hrs on Tuesday 8th July Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were alerted by the Police to locate a missing 21 Year old female from the Netherlands.
Ankle Injury on Lake Shore Path
25/06/2014
The Team were called by Police after a man reported that his 67 year old wife had suffered a leg injury whilst walking the path along the Eastern shore of Ullswater. The Team rescue boat was launched from Glenridding Steamer Pier and team members were ferried across the Lake.
Mountain Biker with Dislocated Shoulder
22/06/2014
At approximately 1330 a mountain biker fell off his bike whilst descending from Sticks Pass. He sustained a dislocated shoulder. The team arrived, administered pain relief, and he was flown by RAF Seaking to hospital in Carlisle.
Woman reported missing in the Helvellyn area
03/06/2014
At 1745 on Tuesday 3rd June Patterdale MRT were called by Cumbria Police following a report of a possible missing woman from Wakefield. Whilst the team were gathering information the woman turned up safe and well having changed her route and ending up an area with no mobile signal.
72¾ year old man fell and injured head, knee and hand
01/06/2014
At 1430 on Sunday 1st June Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a 72¾ year old man from Somerset who had fallen approximately 20 metres while walking from Threshwaite mouth to Thornwaite Beacon. He had sustained injuries to his head, knee and hand and was unable to walk off the fell.
Man Missing From Local Hotel
30/05/2014
Patterdale MRT were tasked by the Police to assist with a search for a missing man who had been staying at a local hotel. The man was sadly found deceased by a police helicopter the following day on the Thirlmere side of Helvellyn.
Female unable to proceed, Place Fell, above Ullswater
29/05/2014
Female unable to proceed, Place Fell, above Ullswater
Ankle Injury at Aira Force
26/05/2014
Whilst the team were evacuating the casualty from the previous incident a woman from Stockport fell nearby and injured her ankle.
Two rescues at Aira Force
26/05/2014
At 1315 on Bank Holiday Monday, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a man who had fallen and injured his leg. Whilst the team were assisting the casualty a woman from Stockport fell close by and injured her ankle.
Man slipped on High Dodd, above Boredale Hause
15/05/2014
Man slipped on High Dodd, above Boredale
Gentlemen lost in mist
25/04/2014
At approximately 16.35 on Friday 25 April 2014 Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to go to the aid of two gentlemen from Bishop Auckland who had been out walking the Helvellyn range when they became disorientated in low cloud and mist. The Team made contact with the stricken pair and quickly ascertained that they were close to the ski tow on the fell known as Raise.
Voices heard in Cove
22/04/2014
The Police contacted the Team in the early evening after a walker reported hearing voices from Nethermost Cove earlier in the day. The walker was interviewed but in view of the good conditions on the fell and the absence of any reports of lost or overdue walkers, no further action was taken.
Murphy, the Boxer, found safe and well after five nights on the mountain
19/04/2014
The Team were called to evactuate Murphy, the Boxer dog, who had been missing for five days. On route the team were stood down as the dog and its owner had been airlififted to safety in a private helicopter!
Woman feeling unwell on Thornhow End
13/04/2014
At approximately 5.30pm on Sunday 13th April Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to the assistance of a 52 year old woman who was feeling unwell and very cold. Two passing walkers had come accross the woman and her husband and ran to Patterdale to call for help.
Hypothermic Mountain Biker
12/04/2014
At approximately pm on Saturday 12 April Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to the assistance of a mountain biker who was reported to be suffering from hypothermia on Dollywaggon Pike.
Boat stuck on rocks close to Pooley Bridge
06/04/2014
Boat stuck on rock close to Pooley Bridge
Over fifty emergency service personnel involved in a multi-agency incident to rescue a woman found u
01/04/2014
At 1913 on Tuesday 1st April, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the North West Ambulance Service to rescue a female who had been found unconscious and hypothermic in Glencoyne Beck, near to Seldom Seen, Ullswater. Approximately fifty emergency service personnel were involved for over two hours
Couple Crag Fast on Striding Edge
01/04/2014
At 1400 on 1st April a couple from Wigan called 999 to report themselves stuck on steep ground whilst descending Striding Edge from Helvellyn. Whilst the Team were responding the couple made their own way to safety.
Man Injures Ankle descending from Birkhouse Moor
29/03/2014
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a 34 year old man from York who had slipped whilst descending the path from Birkhouse Moor to Glenridding.
84 Year old feeling faint and unwell
27/03/2014
At 13:00 today Thursday 27th March Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the Police to go to the aid of an 84 year old gentlemen from North Wales who was feeling faint and unwell whilst out walking with his son.
Dog Triggers Search
08/03/2014
The team were called after the Police received reports of a distressed dog seen in the vicinity of Priest's Hole. In order to exclude the possibility that it's owner had come to harm 7 team members ascended Dovedale and searched the traverse to the cave, the foot of the crag and the path up to the hause between Hart Crag and Dove Crag. No sign of either the dog or its owner was found.
Wet Farmer and his Dog!
05/03/2014
Today, Wednesday 5th March at approximately 17.20 Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the Police to go to the assistance of a local farmer who's trusty Collie whilst out gathering sheep had run over the edge of a craggy outcrop on the side of Ullswater.
Ankle Injury
23/02/2014
Patterdale Mountain Rescue team were called out this afternoon to assist North West Ambulance Service with the rescue of 56yr old man from Lancashire
Dollywagon Pike - Slip on Ice
16/02/2014
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the police to go to the aid of a woman who had slipped on ice on Dollywagon Pike. Although uninjured the woman and her husband were unable to continue due to the conditions underfoot and their lack of equipment.
Man injured in fall from Swirral Edge
06/02/2014
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called yesterday to a 49 year old man and his friend from Cheshire who had slid and tumbled about 100 meters down a snow gully while ascending Swirral Edge on Helvellyn. One man was uninjured while the other had head, neck and back injuries.
Dog Survives the Night in Severe Weather on the Mountain
02/02/2014
The team successfully located a dog which had spent the night on the mountain in severe weather after her master fell 150 metres the day before. The dog was uninjured and very happy to be reunited with her owner.
Kirkstone Pass road traffic collision
31/01/2014
Road traffic collision on Kirkstone Pass in snowy conditions. 3 casualties 10 assisted
Man falls off mountain bike on the coach road, dislocating his shoulder
21/01/2014
The team were called to assist a man who had fallen off his mountain bike on the Old Coach Road which runs from Matterdale to Threlkeld. At the time of the incident some team members were meeting with the Coastguard at Patterdale MRT base and immediately responded to the 999 call. The man was treated on scene and transported by Landrover ambulance to a waiting ambulance.
Cries for Help, High Dodd above Boredale
09/01/2014
Cries for Help, High Dodd above Boredale
Missing Mountain Biker
07/01/2014
At about 18:00 both Patterdale and Keswick Mountain Rescue Teams were alerted by Police to a mountain biker who had been reported missing by his sister. The man, from Canada, had set out to traverse Helvellyn. While the team were still gathering information about his intended route he turned up safe and well in Keswick having descended down the West side of the mountain.
Search for Missing Local Man
06/01/2014
At about 17:00 on Monday the Team received a request from Cumbria Police to assist with the search for a 26 year old man from Penrith who had gone missing following a Christmas party at a hotel in Glenridding. He had last been seen leaving the building shortly after 22:00 the previous evening.
Second Rescue of the Year for Patterdale MRT
02/01/2014
At approximately 1420 on 2nd January a man slipped and injured his ankle just above the place known as Seldom Seen above Ullswater. The man, from Cambridge, who was walking with his family fell about 200 metres from a cottage where a team member lived. His family happened to knock on the door of the team member who raised the alarm by calling the police and mountain rescue team.
Patterdale MRT New Year's Day Rescue
01/01/2014
At approximately 13:30 on New Year's Day a woman from Chesterfield slipped on wet grass and fractured her ankle whilst descending from Great Mell Fell.