Incidents

All 2015 Incidents

There were 93 incidents in 2015.

Team Called to Assist Fire & Rescue Service
10/12/2015
The team was called to assist with possible evacuations in Glenridding at 2030 last night and provided support until 0300.
Unresposive female in Glenridding
08/12/2015
The North West Ambulance Services alerted the Team to an unresponsive woman in Glenridding village. In the prevailing weather and limited road access to the village team members assisted the ambulance crew to reach and assess the woman.
Major flooding Incident
05/12/2015
This was the weekend of Storm Desmond and a major flooding emergency across the region. The team were involved in numberous checks on local residents, rescues and evacuations.
2 Males lost in low cloud on Hartsop above Howe
26/11/2015
2 Males lost in low cloud on Hartsop above Howe
Assist NWAS / Penrith MRT with casualty with a fractured ankle
26/11/2015
Assist NWAS / Penrith MRT with casualty extraction nr the village of Tindal, Hallbankgate, Nr Brampton NY608597
Major incident - flooding
15/11/2015
Team members were on standby from Friday pm to Sunday lunchtime for predicted major flooding across Cumbria. The team assisted with the evacuation of people in the Kendal area on Friday night and assisted at the incident command centre at Police HQ.
Rescue of woman with injured ankle
08/11/2015
The team rescued a woman who had injured her ankle whilst participating in a Lakeland Trail event. She was recovered to the team's base by boat and transferred to ambulance for onward transfer to hospital.
Mountain biker treated after falling off mountain bike
25/10/2015
At about 1320 on Sunday 25th October, two mountain bikers dropped into the rescue base asking for help. Their friend, also mountain biking, had fallen off his bike and sustained a suspected fractured ankle.
Woman injured ankle on Dove Crag
25/10/2015
Whilst attending incidents 83 and 84 the team were called to assist a woman who had injured her leg whilst walking on Dove Crag. She was assisted from the fell by Langdale Ambleside MRT
Team member injured knee
25/10/2015
A team member was rescued by the Team and the GNAA after sustaining an injured knee whilst recovering the casualty from incident 83.
Man dies on Helvellyn after suffering chest pains
24/10/2015
A man tragically died on Helvellyn after complaining of chest pains on Swirral Edge. During the rescue a team member was injured and the team was then called out to assist a woman who was injured on Dove Crag.
Man Stuck in Aira Force
17/10/2015
The team was called to assist a man who had become stuck below the main bridge at Aira Force. The man was above the falls. Police, Fire & Rescue, Ambulance and the Team went to his aid.
Female fallen on path towards Dowthwaite Head Farm
13/10/2015
54 Year old female slips on the path towards Dowthwaite Head Farm
Woman with suspected broken ankle rescued
11/10/2015
At 11:45 the Team were called to assist a 44 year old woman who had slipped and injured her ankle. She was given pain relief and stretched to a waiting mountain rescue Land Rover before onward transfer to hosipital.
Shepherd and dog cragfast in East Chockstone Gulley on St Sunday Crag
05/10/2015
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to help a local shepherd and his dog on St Sunday crag.
Two females possibly cragfast on Striding Edge
30/09/2015
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were alerted by a walker who had seen two females who looked like they were possibly struggling with the terrain on Striding Edge, Helvellyn.
Assist Penrith MRT at Garrigill with a 79yr old male
30/09/2015
Penrith Mountain Rescue Team called on the assistance of members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team to assist with the evacuation of a 70 year old man who had been out on the fell all night.
72 year old male trips on path at Aira Force
29/09/2015
10 members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team went to the assisstance of a 72 year old man who had tripped on the path running through Aira Force.
Male with ankle injury, 1km past Gillside Campsite
24/09/2015
The team were asked to assist a man who had injured his ankle above Gillside campsite.
Mountain biker injured arm
23/09/2015
The team were called to assist a mountain biker who had injured his arm on the lake shore path. He made his own way to safety whilst the team were assembling.
Hallin Hag wood Ullswater
23/09/2015
The team were called to assist a woman who had fallen and suffered head injuries on the lake shore path. She was airlifted to hospital.
Female walker falls at Caiston Beck dislocating her shoulder.
21/09/2015
Tasked by Cumbria Police to treat and evacuate a 60 year old female walker who had fallen and dislocated her shoulder descending down Caiston Beck.
A busy day for Patterdale MRT
20/09/2015
The police received a 999 call from a group of three walkers who were lost on route from Howtwon to Patterdale. The Team used the SARLOC system to locate them and then helped them from the fell.
Woman rescued in Glencoyne
20/09/2015
The Team and the Great North Air Ambulance went to the assistance of a 58 year old woman who was suffering from a suspected stroke. The woman, from Chorley, was flown to hosipital for treatment.
Assist Penrith MRT for misper from Crosby Ravensworth
18/09/2015
The team were called for a second time to assist in the search for a missing elderly woman. She was later found West of the M6. Sadly the woman had died.
Mountain Biker geographically misplaced on Matterdale Common
14/09/2015
Mountain Biker geographically misplaced on Matterdale Common
Assist Penrith MRT for search on Crossfell
12/09/2015
The Team were requested to assist Penrith MRT in a major search of Cross Fell in the Northern Pennines.
Eagle Crag Rescue
06/09/2015
A man slipped and fell landing near his climbing partner. He fractured his ankle and his climbing partner sustained a badly lacerated foot.
70 Year Old Woman Fell and Sustained Head and Neck Injuries on St Sunday Crag
05/09/2015
The Team and the Great North Air Ambulance were called by the North West Ambulance Service to assist a 70 year old woman who had fallen on St Sunday Crag. The woman suffered head and neck injuries and had been unconscious at the time of the 999 call.
25 year old male with a lower leg injury - Swirral Edge
15/08/2015
Swirral Edge - 25 year old male, sustained an injury to his lower leg which was preventing him from moving any further.
Swirral Edge female fallen with head injury
12/08/2015
Members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to a 57 year old female that had fallen on Swirral Edge, Helvellyn.
Family of six lost at Aira Force after dark
11/08/2015
The team were called to assist a family of six lost at Aira Force. Whilst the team were responding the family got themselves to safety.
Female walker and dog mauled by cattle
11/08/2015
North West Ambulance Service asked for the Teams assistance for a 50 year old female and her dog that had been mauled by cattle in the village of Hartsop.
Third Rescue of the Weekend for Patterdale MRT
09/08/2015
A woman slipped and sustained an injury to her lower back whilst walking at Aira Force. The Team administered pain relief and placed the lady in a vacuum mattress and stretcher before carrying her to a waiting ambulance.
21 Year Old Medical Student Suffered Knee Injury
08/08/2015
The Team assisted a young woman who had suffered a knee injury whilst walking with her friends and family. The woman was placed in a stretcher and taken back to the valley and reunited with her companions. She asked us not to mention that she's a medical student = so we won't.
Search for woman who failed to turn up at her accommodation
08/08/2015
The Team assisted Keswick and Langdale MRT's with a search for a woman who failed to turn up at her accommodation whilst walking the Coast to Coast. It turned out that the woman had changed her mind and stayed somewhere else in the village. Not very helpful.
Two People Stuck on Steep Ground
07/08/2015
The Team received a 999 call via Cumbria Police when two walkers got stuck on steep ground just above Ullswater. The Team quickly located the missing people and assisted them down safely.
Search
01/08/2015
Whilst the Team were still dealing with the incident of the wild animals chasing the young men from the South of England, Keswick MRT requested the Team's assistance to search for a woman reported as missing on Helvellyn. She turned up safe and well.
2 teenagers lost in the dark after sheep chase them
02/08/2015
Team members were called to assist two young men who had managed to get themselves benighted about 200 metres from where they had set off. The pair had planned to go on a short walk from the Youth Hostel at Greenside mines and ended up getting a little lost when it went dark. The young men became scared when they were 'chased' by some wild animals. They were unhurt.
48 year old female slips and sustains a lower leg injury at Airaforce
20/07/2015
48 year old female slips and sustains a lower leg injury at Airaforce
17 yr old female reported as cold and unable to walk, Rampsgill Head
13/07/2015
17 yr old female reported as cold and unable to walk, Rampsgill Head, grid ref NY444130
Group of 7 lost in low cloud, last known location the Straits of Riggendale
13/07/2015
Group of 7 lost in low cloud, last known location the Straits of Riggendale
Man Rescued from the Hole in the Wall, near Helvellyn
11/07/2015
The team were called to assist a man who had injured his ankle at the hole in the wall. He was evacuated from the fell by the team, assisted by Penrith MRT,
Young male suffering from exhaustion
10/07/2015
The Team were called to assist a young male who was suffering from exhaustion.
Male missing in the River Esk at Longtown
01/07/2015
Male missing in the River Esk at Longtown
Search for an exhausted 68yr old lady near to Threshthwaite Mouth
29/06/2015
Search for an exhausted 68yr old lady near to Threshthwaite Mouth
GSD injured on Red Tarn Track
28/06/2015
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the police to help assist a German Shepherd dog who had slipped from the fell path and damaged his legs.
Woman Suffers Head Injuries After Falling on Ullswater Lake Shore Path
27/06/2015
A woman from Grimsby was rescued by the Team and taken by boat to an ambulance at Pooley Bridge after falling on the lake shore path, North of Silver Bay. She had sustained deep lacerations to her head. She was transported by boat to Pooley Bridge for onward transfer by ambulance to hospital.
Fallen 83 year old malle at Kailpot.
23/06/2015
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria constabulary to go to the aid of an 83 year old gentleman,who was reported to have fallen and sustained leg and back injuries.
Father fatally injured after falling from Striding Edge in the Lake District
20/06/2015
At 1122 am, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to reports that a man had fallen from Helvellyn in the Lake District. An RAF SeaKing Helicopter from Boulmer in Northumberland, the Great North Air Ambulance and Penrith Mountain Rescue Team assisted with rescue. Sadly the man sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead by the Team's doctor.
Reports of unconsious 14yr old girl on the lake shore footpath
19/06/2015
Reports of unconsious 14yr old girl on the lake shore footpath
Man rescued from Grisedale following a leg injury
17/06/2015
The Team went to the aid of a 52 year old man who had reportedly broken his leg. The Great North Air Ambulance was able to land close by and assess the casualty who it turned out had cut his leg.
18 Year Old Girl Rescued From Aira Force Beck
01/06/2015
The Team was called by the North West Ambulance Service to assist with the rescue of an 18 year old girl who had slipped and fallen into Aira Force beck. The girl was treated by a paramedic and then carried by the Team to an ambulance for onward transfer to hospital.
Two Walkers Lost in the area of Thornthwaite Crag above Hartsop
27/05/2015
Two Walkers Lost in the area of Thornthwaite Crag above Hartsop
Walker Falls 30 metres into Brown Cove, Helvellyn
24/05/2015
A female walker, in a group of four, fell approximately 30 metres down the mountain after slipping whilst descending a steep scree slope in Brown Cove. The walker, who was wearing wellington type boots, was flown by air ambulance to Patterdale MRT base having only sustained relatively minor injuries.
Ambulance Assist at Aira Force
24/05/2015
Patterdale MRT were called to assist the ambulance service after a 27 year old man from Bradford fell at aira force, sustaining head inuries. The man was escorted to an ambulance and the rescue was complete within 30 minutes!
Team On Standby to Assist with Major Search
18/05/2015
The Team were placed on stand-by when Wasdale MRT requested possible assistance with a major search on Scaefell. The missing walkers were found later in the morning, having spent the night on the mountain.
Man Lost on Hallin Fell
17/05/2015
A man reported himself as 'lost' by the Obelisk on Hallin Fell. Whilst the Team were mobilising he was brought back down the hill by the owner of the Howtown Hotel.
Missing Walker
08/05/2015
Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team contacted the Team when a missing walker failed to turn up at her accommodation in Patterdale. Whilst the two teams were making enquiries the woman arrived safe and well, having taken a little longer than expected.
Assist HM Coastguard
24/04/2015
The team were called by HM Coastguard to assist with a capsized yacht on Ullswater. The sailor was recovered safely from the water by a passing vessel and taken to a waiting ambulance whilst the Team's rescue boat was on route.
Rescue
22/04/2015
Lady fallen on the lake shore path opposite Glenridding Pier.
Hill Walker Suffers Fatal Injuries on Helvellyn
20/04/2015
A 75 year old male sustained fatal injuries after falling from Striding Edge. The North West Air Ambulance, Royal Air Force Sea King helicopter and Penrith M
Mountain Biker With Shoulder Injury
11/04/2015
Patterdale MRT were called by Penrith MRT to assist them after a mountain biker crashed above Rampsgill Head near Kidsty Pike. Patterdale team members ascended from the site of the old Hayeswater dam and arrived at the scene at the same time as an RAF SeaKing which had also been called.
Female with head injury on Glenridding Dodd
11/04/2015
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to a young female who had fallen approximately 50 feet on loose ground whilst walking on Glenridding Dodd.
Crashed light aircraft
09/04/2015
Another callout for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team had just returned to their rescue base and were sorting equipment from a rescue involving a mountain biker when they received information of a light aircraft crashing into Ullswater near Pooley Bridge.
Mountain biker comes off bike above Ullswater
09/04/2015
Three calls in three days for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team. The Team were called to the assistance of an 18 year old male who had gone over his handlebars whilst mountain biking on a track near Auterstone Wood, above Ullswater.
Walker stuck on ledge
08/04/2015
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to the assistance of a scrambler who had become cragfast on Greenhow End.
Missing person - Watermillock
07/04/2015
At 14:30 today Patterdale Mountain Rescue team received a request from Cumbria Police to assist with the search for an 87 year old gentleman.
69 Year Old Man Stuck Ascending Helvellyn
29/03/2015
Patterdale MRT were contacted when a member of a party of four became stuck ascending the final slopes up to Helvellyn at the end of Striding Edge. In deteriorating weather conditions three members of the party raised the alarm via a mobile phone call before continued on to Helvellyn and descending via Lower Man and Whiteside to Greenside Mines and safety
Lost night time walkers
27/03/2015
Two people had set out for a walk from Patterdale Youth Hostel to Howtown and back at 5pm. 3 1/2 hours later they were over taken by darkness and with no torch were unable to proceed.
4 Walkers 'lost' on summit of Helvellyn
20/03/2015
At 1615, a group of four males reported themselves missing on the summit of Helvellyn. Keswick MRT initially tried to talk them down when they realised they were at the summit shelter. Due to the conditions the party were reluctant to move and personnel from Patterdale ascended Helvellyn to the summit to guide the group down.
They say things come in threes...
07/03/2015
The third call out of the day for the Team involved Langdale Ambleside MRT, Penrith MRT and Kirkby Stephen MRT after four walkers become lost and separated from their walking group on Dove Crag. They were found several hours later safe and well but cold.
21st Rescue of the Year for Patterdale MRT
07/03/2015
Just as incident 20 was coming to an end the Team were called to a second rescue on Sleet Fell. A man, from the North East of England, had slipped and broken his ankle. Penrith team assisted with the rescue too!
The Busy Year Continues for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Volunteers
07/03/2015
At about 11.30 on Saturday 7th March the Team were called to their 20th rescue of 2015. A female walker had fallen near to Boredale Head and sustained a suspected broken ankle.
Female Walker Suffering from Exhaustion on Dove Crag
28/02/2015
At 16:05 on Sunday 28th February Patterdale MRT went to the assistance of Langdale Ambleside MRT on ths summit of Dove Crag where a female walker had become exhausted in poor weather. The woman managed to move towards LAMRT and was assisted from the fell.
2 People Stuck on Striding Edge
28/02/2015
The Team were called to assist two walkers who became stuck on Striding Edge in poor weather. The team were able to guide them to safety by mobile phone, whilst assembling to go onto the mountain.
Team Evacuates 40 People from Kirstone Pass
23/02/2015
The Team received a call-out from Cumbria Police to assist with a major road accident on the Kirkstone Pass. After evacuating the man who had fallen from Helvellyn, fifteen team members went to assist at this incident, and were joined by Penrith Mountain Rescue Team.
Man survives 200 metre fall from Helvellyn and team evacuates 40 people from Kirkstone Pass
22/02/2015
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were nearing the end of a winter training exercise on Sunday morning when a 28 year old man stumbled out of the white-out conditions and collapsed at their feet. The man, who it later transpired had fallen about 200 metres from Swirral Edge on Helvellyn, was initially unable to tell the rescue team what had happened or whether he was alone.
Three Rescues in One Day for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team - man dies after accident on Helvellyn
17/02/2015
A local mountaineer was found laying seriously injured by the Team's mountain rescue search dog at around 0100 on the morning of Wednesday 18th February. The 68 year old man from the Penrith area had set off earlier the day before to ascend Helvellyn. He was very experienced and well equipped. Sadly he died later in hospital.
2 Walkers failed to return from Helvellyn
17/02/2015
2 Walkers failed to return from Helvellyn
Female walker trips and sustains head injury above Silver Bay, Ullswater
17/02/2015
Female walker trips and sustains head injury above Silver Bay, Ullswater
Lights seen descending from St Sunday Crag
16/02/2015
Lights seen descending from St Sunday Crag, above Patterdale.
Injured Ankle on Myers Beck above Glenridding
11/02/2015
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out during the afternoon of Wednesday 11th Feburay to Miers Beck above Glenridding to the aid of a female suffering from an ankle injury.
Reports of an intoxicated person heading towards Helvellyn
10/02/2015
Reports of an intoxicated person heading towards Helvellyan
Members assist Penrith MRT with a search
07/02/2015
Search for a missing person Beacon Edge Penrith. A continuation of previous searches by the Penrith MRT for a missing local man.
Lights seen on fell
04/02/2015
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team Received a call from a local landlord who'd seen lights on the fell above Brotherwater. A few members of the team investigated these lights which turned out to be two well equipped climbers taking advantage of the excellent winter conditions and full moon.
Young Male with Chest Pains
04/02/2015
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out by the North West Ambulance Service to go to the aid of a 17 year old male with chest pains.
Climber Falls 40 metres
24/01/2015
A climber, from Lancaster, fell about 40 metres in the Eagle Crag area. He sustained a minor head injury and cuts and bruises, but was able to walk down and meet the rescue team. He was taken to hospital by ambulance.
Cries for help
18/01/2015
The Team were alerted by the Police after shouting was heard near High Street. It rapidly came to light that a local shepherd had been gathering his sheep.
Two fall from Swirral edge, Helvellyn
17/01/2015
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria police at 4pm on Saturday 17th January following reports of two men having fallen from Swirral Edge on Helvellyn into Brown Cove. Further reports suggested that there was one injured casualty and a further two who were mobile but on very steep snowy ground.
Man and woman reported themselves lost
11/01/2015
Whilst rescue number 2 was taking place, Cumbria Police asked the Team to assist in a search for two missing people and their dog. It turned out the people were actually in Kendal MRT's area and Patterdale were really happpy to hand this over given they were already very busy.
Man recovered from Helvellyn after major search
11/01/2015
Over sixty mountain rescuers were involved in a major search on Sunday 11th and Monday 12th January after a man was reported missing, possibly on Helvellyn. Sadly the man had sustained serious injuries which he had not survived.
Lone walker with ankle injury
04/01/2015
At approximately 15.20 today Sunday 4th January Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria Police to go to the aid of a lone male walker who had fallen and sustained an ankle injury just below the summit of Hallin fell.