Incidents

All 2018 Incidents

There were 82 incidents in 2018.

Reports of torch lights on fell
30/12/2018
A woman who was at the Travellers Rest saw lights on the mountain and reported these to the Police. We discussed this with her and concluded that they were probably just walkers out enjoying themselves.
Two females cold & lost on the Dodds
20/12/2018
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out by the Cumbria Constabulary to go to the aid of two female walkers who had become lost in low mist and cloud and subsequently had got cold.
84 Year Old Male Head Injury close to Aira Force
21/11/2018
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the North West Ambulance Service to go to the aid of an 84 year old male who had suffered head injuries close to Aira Force.
Couple lost on Dove Crag
16/11/2018
We were called out to two walkers and their dogs near to Dove Crag. They had no torch or compass and, given it had gone dark, we had to dispatch team members to their location. All in all it gave us a good excuse for a pint in the lovely Brothers Water Inn and all ended well for the couple and their dogs. It would have been very different if they didn't have a mobile signal.
Drifting Boat
13/11/2018
Callout for an unmanned rowing boat drifting on Ullswater.
14yr old female, ankle injury Grisedale
06/11/2018
At approximately 7pm on Tuesday evening PMRT were called to assist a 14 year old female who had been blown over and sustained a lower leg injury in the area of Grisedale Tarn. The girl who was part of a guided group was treated at the scene by team members and a team doctor before being stretched down to the valley bottom.
Mountain Biker Rescued from Grisedale
02/11/2018
A mountain biker slipped whilst descending with his Bike from Grisedale Tarn, having cycled over Helvellyn with his friends. Well equipped and experienced the casualty was unable to make his own way to the valley given his injury. He was stretchered to landrover and then transferred to an ambulance for onward transfer to hospital.
Family lost at Whiteside bank - and found.
25/10/2018
16.25 Thursday 25 October 2018 Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the Police to go to the aid of a family of four who had become lost after summiting Helvellyn and missed the path down Swirral Edge.
Walkers reported overdue, Striding Edge
18/10/2018
Walkers reported overdue, Striding Edge
Distressed female in the area of Dollywagon / Grisedale Tarn
13/10/2018
Distressed female in the area of Dollywagon / Grisedale Tarn
Female collapsed at Boredale Hause
10/10/2018
Female collapsed at Boredale Hause
Glenridding Mines - injured male
06/10/2018
A man was assisted from the beck at Helvellyn Youth Hostel having had a little too much to drink and falling into water.
Student with cut leg
06/10/2018
A student was rescued from Striding Edge after he tripped and sustained a cut to his leg.
Male fallen and unable to bear weight, Hart Crag close to Place Fell
30/09/2018
Male fallen and unable to bear weight, Place Fell
Man stuck in mine at Cauldale Slate Quarry
27/09/2018
Man stuck in mine at Cauldale Slate Quarry
Lone female walker lost near Angle Tarn Pikes
24/09/2018
Lone female walker lost near Angle Tarn Pikes
Body in lake
23/09/2018
A man's body was recovered from Ullswater.
21 year old female falls 5m from crag, close to Angle Tarn Pikes
12/09/2018
21 year old female falls 5m from crag, close to Angle Tarn Pikes
Possible flashing lights and shouts, Angle Tarn / Boredale Hause
12/09/2018
Possible flashing lights and shouts in the area of Angle Tarn / Boredale Hause
Dog crag fast on Hart Crag overlooking Greenhow
08/09/2018
Dog crag fast on Hart Crag overlooking Greenhow
Lady with ankle injury close to Spout Crag, Grisedale.
07/09/2018
Lady with ankle injury close to Spout Crag, Grisedale.
3 Persons lost on Helvellyn
01/09/2018
3 Persons lost on Helvellyn
Reports of an Alsatian by the bad step on Striding Edge
31/08/2018
Reports of an Alsatian by the bad step on Striding Edge
Lady with fractured dislocation of Ankle.
21/08/2018
A woman was rescued following an ankle injury at Angle Tarn.
Lights reported in the vicinity of Dove Crag
19/08/2018
Lights reported in the vicinity of Dove Crag.
4 Poorly Equipped Walkers Rescued from Dove Crag
19/08/2018
At 04:09 on Sunday morning (yes 0409 AM) Patterdale MRT were called by Cumbria Police to respond to a report of four very wet and cold walkers somewhere near to Dove Crag, high in the Lake District. The four walkers, like several others before them, had failed to locate the Priest’s Hole where they had intended to spend the night.
male collapsed lake shore path.
14/08/2018
The team were tasked by Cumbria Police to help a 70yr old gentleman who had collapsed on the Lake shore path between Patterdale and Sandwick
Five Rescues in 48 Hours for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team
12/08/2018
Team members were called to five rescues within 48 hours this weekend. The first rescue, on Friday afternoon, was for a man who sustained an open fracture to his leg whilst taking part in a mountain bike race. The second was for an 84 year old man who fell and became disorientated. He was taken by rescue boat. On Sunday the team dealt with three further rescues.
Hard Tarn, campers requiring help
12/08/2018
Two males were rescued from Hard Tarn after becoming scared of the cloud.
Man fallen with head injury on lake shore path
11/08/2018
A man sustained a head injury whilst walking with family members along the lake shore path. He was transported by boat to his car for onward transport to hospital.
bordale hause biker with compound fracture
10/08/2018
A competitor in a mountain bike event had fallen at Boredale Hause breaking his leg. The 42yr old male was treated on scene by event medics, mountain rescue team members and the GNAA crew from Langwathby.
Boy jumped in to Ullswater and injured leg
05/08/2018
A boy was rescued from the shore of Ullswater after jumping into the lake and aggravating a previous fracture of his leg.
Paddle boarder reported to be in need off help.
05/08/2018
A paddle boarder and his child were reported as in trouble on Ullswater. This was a false alarm with good intent.
Persons lost on Helvellyn
03/08/2018
A family reported themselves as lost on Helvellyn. They made their own way back to the valley.
D of E Group.
28/07/2018
Saturday 28 July 2018 - 13.50hrs Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by The Cumbria Constabulary to go to the aid of a 17 year old male who had been blown over in the very strong winds that were blowing across the fell tops.
Search for personal belongings of a walker who fell off Striding Edge
28/07/2018
Search for personal belongings of a walker who fell off Striding Edge
Faller off striding edge
26/07/2018
Sean D - Fatality
dog rescue
21/07/2018
Sheep dog crag fast on Wolf Crags
male with broken ankle at swarth beck
19/07/2018
At 11:30am on Thursday morning Cumbria Police tasked Patterdale MRT to an incident in Swarth Beck where a young man had fallen approximately 5m into a pool at the bottom of one of the waterfalls.
A cut knee!
14/07/2018
Whilst the team were still dealing with incident 42 they were called to assist a man with an injured knee. Whilst on route from the Hole in the Wall to Striding Edge the man met a passing first aider who gave him a plaster and he was able to continue. It takes all sorts!
51 year old complaining of chest pains
14/07/2018
Whilst the team were dealing with incident 41 they were called to reports of a man who was suffering chest pains on his way up Helvellyn. He was treated on scene by the air ambulance doctor and paramedic then flown by Coastguard Helicopter to hospital. It was hot and a long walk up for those team members who didn't fly!
Female with head injury at Aira Force
14/07/2018
The team were called to assist a woman who had fallen and banged her head. She had reportedly lost consciousness. She was treated on scene by an ambulance crew and team members before being carried on a stretcher to the waiting ambulance.
Overdue male walker
13/07/2018
A male walker was reported as overdue. He turned up safe and well.
Lady with suspected dislocated elbow.
13/07/2018
At 9:30 on Friday morning Patterdale MRT were called to help a woman whom had fallen injuring her elbow and arm.
lady with heat stroke
01/07/2018
The team were called to assist a lady with heatstroke while out walking with friends. The lady managed to make her way to Braesteads Farm where she was meet by an ambulance and taken to hospital for a check up.
Male with broken ankle at Aira Force
30/06/2018
A man from the Midlands area fell and broke his ankle on a path at Aira Force. He was treated by the team's doctor and paramedic before transfer to an Ambulance. The rescue took 2 hours.
Male collapsed at Aira Force
24/06/2018
The team went to the aid of a man who had collapsed with chest injuries at Aira Force. He was treated on scene and transferred to an ambulance for onward care at Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle. The rescue lasted approximately 90 minutes.
Rescue on steep ground above Hoggart Gill, Hartsop
10/06/2018
The team were call to the aid of a couple who had become stuck on steep ground above Hoggart Gill, Hartsop. When the team arrived a belay was set up and the couple were secured to a safety line and walked to safety. There were no injuries and the callout lasted 2.5hrs
Ankle injury at Striding edge
29/05/2018
Ankle injury Striding Edge. Assistance from GNAAS and Penrith MRT
Man fallen with dislocated ankle Striding Edge
19/05/2018
A man sustained a broken leg whilst walking Striding Edge. Team members treated him on scene and he was airlifted to hospital by the Coastguard helicopter.
Man fallen near hart Crag
12/05/2018
A man fell whilst walking with his family at Hart Crag. He sustained a head injury. The man was treated on scene and then flown to hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance.
Male with head injury at Aira force
12/05/2018
A 72 year old man fell whilst walking at Aira Force. He sustained a head injury and was treated on scene by the team's doctor and paramedic before onward transfer to hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance. Whilst this incident was underway the team were called to another injured walker on Hart Crag (Incident 32).
Major search for missing fell runner
02/05/2018
The team assisted Cockermoth MRT with a search for a missing fell runner. Sadly he was located at first light having suffered from the effects of Hypothermia. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Walker slipped while on the Fairfield Horseshoe
29/04/2018
Walker slipped while on the Fairfield Horseshoe
Couple caught in severe thunder storms
21/04/2018
A couple, who were camping close the summit of Place Fell became scared in the middle of a very severe thunderstorm which had been forecast. They decided to run for the valley, abandoning all of their equipment in the process. Unfortunately they became lost and disorientated on their descent to the valley and called MRT for assistance. They eventually made their own way back to the valley safely.
67yof with ankle injury near Oxford Crag
16/04/2018
67yof with ankle injury near Oxford Crag
Cyclist cold and suffering cramp
15/04/2018
2.00pm Sunday 15 April 2018. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were alerted by Cumbria Constabulary to go to the aid of a mountain biker on the zig zag path above Keppel Cove dam.
Elderly female with stomach pains, Place Fell above Ullswater
14/04/2018
Elderly female with stomach pains, Place Fell above Ullswater
Female with an ankle injury Lakeshore path, Ullswater
14/04/2018
Female with an ankle injury Lakeshore path, Ullswater
Distressed Dog in Deepdale.
01/04/2018
The Team were alerted to a dog that appeared to be in distress on Braw Crag, Deepdale. Several Team members went to investigate and found that it was a fit and healthy Fell Hound. The Team met the owner and were able to show her were the dog was.
Person had fall head injury and fitting.
25/03/2018
Team members had just completed a full day of training and ordered a pint in the White Lion when they received a 999 call from North West Ambulance Service. The team went to the aid of a man who had collapsed whilst walking with friends. He was assessed on scene by the team's paramedic and transported to base for onward transfer to hospital.
Cragfast on Ice in Kilnshaw Chimney
20/03/2018
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria Police to go to the aid of a 20 year old man who had become crag fast on snow and ice within Kilnshaw Chimney, above the Kirkstone Pass.
Two Fallen Climbers on Great End
18/03/2018
The team had just completed rescue 19 on Helvellyn, and were drinking tea with the crew of Coastguard Rescue 936 from North Wales, when Keswick MRT received a 999 call for two inured climbers on Great End. Five PMRT members, including team leader and doctor, flew direct to scene and assisted the helicopter crew and Keswick team members.
Skier Injured on Helvellyn
18/03/2018
A skier fell a considerable difference whilst attempting to ski down the front face of Helvellyn. He was treated on scene and evacuated by Rescue Helicopter 936.
Assist Keswick MRT with Fatality on Brown Cove Crags
17/03/2018
As the Team were standing down from incident 17 they were called to assist Keswick MRT at Brown Cove Crags.
Female reported stuck on icy slope
17/03/2018
This was the start of a busy weekend for PMRT. The Team received a call from walkers who had seen a woman stuck on ice. The Team were unable to reach the caller and so deployed into Nethermost Cove. Keswick MRT were called to assist from the Thirlmere side of Helvellyn. Nothing was found and the teams stood down after a comprehensive search of the locality.
Priest hole man with dislocated shoulder
03/03/2018
Patterdale Mountain Rescue were called by Cumbria Constabulary to go to the aid of a 28 year old male who had fallen whilst attempting to get to the Priest hole on Dove Crag.
Provide resources to Penrith MRT during day 2 of the severe weather event
02/03/2018
Provide resources to Penrith MRT during day 2 of the severe weather event
Provide resources to assist Penrith MRT during severe weather event
01/03/2018
Provide resources to Penrith MRT during severe weather event and assist with the evacuation of a gentleman whose car was stuck in snow, near Brampton
Man fallen from gritter lorry
28/02/2018
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called upon by the North West Ambulance Service to go to the aid of a 50 year old gentleman who had fallen from a Gritter lorry close to The Royal Hotel at Dockray.
Walker fallen on snow and taken a long slide.
26/02/2018
Cumbria Police called Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team at 13.20 on Monday 26 February after reports from members of the public that they could hear shouts for help from the fell side close to Grisedale Tarn.
Rescue of two missing dogs on Helvellyn
20/02/2018
On Tuesday 20 February at approximately 12.30pm Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were notified by Cumbria Police Force that two stray dogs were stuck in a precarious position on the headwall of Helvellyn
Man reported to have fallen between Dollywaggon & Nethermost Pike
15/02/2018
Man reported to have fallen between Dollywagon & Nethermost Pike
2 Walkers requested help on the way down from Red Tarn
07/02/2018
Walkers requested help, one with a medical problem the other had fallen in cold water.
Lone male walker suffering from exhaustion above Hartsop
03/02/2018
The Team were called to assist a lone male walker who was suffering from exhaustion above Hartsop. The gentleman was located above Hayeswater Dam along with his dog in snowy conditions and escorted back down to the Team vehicles.
Shouts for help heard in Red Tarn Area
28/01/2018
Patterdale MRT were contacted by the fell top assessor stating that he had heard shouts for help coming from the Striding Edge area. Teams from Patterdale, Penrith and the RAF were mobilised - but on further investigation from the fell top assessor there was nothing to substantiate the initial cause for concern and we had not received further calls from others on the fell.
Couple stuck on Striding Edge
27/01/2018
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist a couple having difficultly on Striding Edge. The couple were assisted by some passing mountaineers who helped them off some difficult ground.
Female travelling by car, stuck in snow on Kirkstone Pass
20/01/2018
Female travelling by car, stuck in snow on Kirkstone Pass
Shouts heard by walker, sounded like someone calling for help.
18/01/2018
Shouts heard by walker, sounded like someone calling for help.
Assist Langdale-Ambleside MRT with search for 2 missing walkers on Fairfield
16/01/2018
Assist Langdale Ambleside with search for 2 missing walkers on Fairfield
Sheep rescue, Kirkstone Pass
10/01/2018
Sheep rescue, Kirkstone Pass
Striding Edge, Helvellyn, crag fast couple
09/01/2018
Striding Edge, Helvellyn, crag fast couple