PENRITH MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM CALLOUTS 2014

Incident Number

Date Details
2014   .
63 30 Dec 10:50 Rescue. Female walker had slipped and injured her lower leg on the path down from Blea Water near Mardale. The Team stretchered her to an awaiting Air Ambulance. 10 Team members were involved for ~ 3 hours.
62 18 Dec

 16:00 Police asked the Team to recover a body from the River Eden near Lacy's Caves. A Swiftwater Rescue Team was deployed and unfortunately this turned out to be the missing person from the previous incident.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

61 17 Dec 17:47 Search for a missing 81 yr old male in the Little Salkeld area. 20 Penrith team members for ~5 hours along with 7 search dogs. COMRU also assisted.
60 14 Dec 13:35 Ambulance assist in woods near Leacett, Melkinthorpe. Team stood down as responding.
59 28 Nov

 14:44 Rescue. 37 yr old female had slipped on Knock Pike and injured her lower leg. The Team treated her on scene and stretchered her to a Team landrover. She was then driven to the nearest road and a waiting Ambulance.

11 Team members were involved for 2 hours. Kirkby Stephen were also assisted to assist.

58 22 Nov  04:30 Search for 3 males, one suffering from hypothermia, lost between Mardale Head and Mosedale Cottage. They were located by the Team and taken to Mosedale Cottage to be re-warmed and given food. They were able to walk out with assistance to Swindale Head. 10 Penrith members and search dog 'Dottie'. Patterdale and Kendal also assisted plus 4 other search dogs.
57 2 Nov  11:26 Patterdale assist. A fell runner with a head injury. 9 Team members for 3 hours.
56 2 Nov

 01:00hrs Motorcyclist had fallen on a track between Dalston and Cummersdale. He was treated for a fractured femur and was given pain relief.

7 team members  for 3 hrs.

55 29 Oct  10:54hrs 20 year old male had fit. Team stood down whilst in transit. 6 Team members for 0.5 hour.
54 28 Oct 18:50hrs Patterdale assist, group of 11 teenagers in trouble on Place fell in appalling weather. 3 of the group were airlifted by RAF to Barrow for treatment for hypothermia. 12 Penrith members for 4 hours.
53 27 Oct 01:35hrs  Patterdale assist, teenage male with hypothermia whilst camping in a group of six above Glencoyne. Atrocious weather and their tents had blown down. Nine Penrith team members involved for 4.5 hours.
52 5 Oct  Cockermouth assist. Search for a missing male in Wigton. Fourtunately, he turned up in Glasgow whilst the Team were getting ready to leave base, after returning early form helicopter training.
51 1 Oct The Team was asked to search for a missing person at Kingmore Nature Reserve, Carlisle. We were stood down as we were mobilising.
50 27 Sept The Team was called out at 0930 to search for an elderly lady who had been missing from her home since the early hours of the morning. Fortunately, she was found safe and well by the Team. 13 Team members were involved for 3 hours. 
49 25 Sept The Team was called out at 22:45 to search for a farmer who had not returned from moving sheep on Cross Fell, North Pennines, in poor weather. Fortunately, the farmer who had got lost, and had stayed where he was until the weather cleared when he was found by friends just as the Team was deploying to the hill. This saved the Team a potentially long and difficult search. 15 Team members were involved for 1 hour, along with 4 search dogs.
     
48 21 Sept  Whilst out on training with Kirkby Stephen MRT on a search exercise, Penrith Mountain Rescue Team was called out to assist the Ambulance service at Riggside Plantation to the North East of Brampton. A local elderly lady had sustained an ankle injury whilst out walking. She was treated at the scene before being stretchered a short distance to the awaiting ambulance. 12 team members were involved for 2 hours.
47 20 Sept  Sheep Rescue, A ewe and her lamb were rescued from an difficult spot above Riggindale, near Haweswater. 3 Team members were involved.
46  17 Sept Call out to assist an 84 year old female walker had injured her lower leg on the Maiden Way near Kirkland (North Pennines). She was stretchered to a team landrover which transported her to an awaiting ambulance. The Team was assisted by  Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team, and the Pride of Cumbria Air Ambulance also attended. 11 MRT members were involved for 2 hours.
45 16 Sept

The Team was called out to search for a missing 68 year old male following a car crash near Rockliffe. Person was found safe and well by a member of the public. 14 MRT members and 2 search dogs were involved for 3 hours.

44 11 Sept Rescue, a 72 yr old female had fainted near Gilsland - Hadrians Wall. Team stood down whilst responding. 
43 4 Sept  Patterdale assist. Called out at 0005 hrs to search for a missing female walker. 8 team members involved for 6 hrs. Members stood down until morning. The female turned up safe and well at 0800hrs.
42 30 Aug  Patterdale assist. Grandson and Grandfather became separated near Angle Tarn. The Team were stood down whilst responding.
41 29 Aug  Kirkby Stephen MRT assist. Search for a missing Coast to Coast walker in the Pennines. 8 Team members for 6 hours
40 26 Aug  Ambulance assist, for a motorcyclist near Melmerby. team stood down whilst responding.
39 23 Aug  Ambulance assist, female with a broken ankle in woodland near Cumrew
38 14 Aug  The Team was called out to assist a girl doing the Coast to Coast with her family when she sustained a lower leg injury. She was treated and stretchered off the fell. The Team was assisted by Patterdale MRT.
37  13 Aug  Patterdale assist, female with wasp sting.
36  13 Aug  Patterdale assist. 16 yr old female with asthma attack.
35 6 Aug  Patterdale assist. Report of a paraglider crashing into the lake. False alarm with good intent. Nothing found
34 1 Aug  Single male walker who was lost on Cross Fell, he was located using Sarloc and talked off the fell. Apparently the route we suggested was boggy.
33 24 July Male with dehydration.
32 13 July The Team was called out to assist Patterdale MRT. A female on Hart Crag had a lower leg injury, the Air Ambulance picked up the casualty whilst the Team was responding. 7 Team members for 1.5 hours
31 11 July The Team was called out to assist a mountain biker suffering from heat exhaustion. The team transported him 200m to air ambulance which then flew him to Carlisle Infirmary. 10 Team members for 1.5 hours.
30 8 July

The Team was called to search for a solo female walker from the Netherlands who had become lost whilst doing the Coast to Coast. Members from Penrith, Patterdale and Kendal Mountain Rescue Teams searched numerous areas around Haweswater, Hayeswater and Kentmere Reservoir. An RAF Seaking was also tasked from Boulmer. Fortunately, the well prepared walker was located safe and well in the Measand Beck area of Haweswater. The Team escorted her off the fell and gave her a lift to a nearby campsite.

20 Members of Penrith MRT were involved for four hours (in total ~50 MRT members).

29 6 July As the Team was training at Mardale Head, an off-road motor cyclist came off his bike and asked for assistance. The Team treated the casualty and transported him to Penrith hospital.
28 1 July The Police contacted the Team to search for a missing fell runner who suffered from diabetes. He turned up as the Team was being called out.
27 29 June. Ambulance assist near Catlowdy (nr Scottish Border). The Air Ambulance evacuated the casualty as the Team arrived on scene. 8 Team members for 2 hours.
26 27 June

The Team was called out to search for a missing 80 year old near Ainstable. Fortunately, she was found safe and well despite being out overnight.

In all 26 MRT members were involved from Penrith MRT, Kirkby Stephen MRT and the Lakes Search Dogs.

25 22 June We were called out to assist Patterdale MRT. A mountain biker had dislocated a shoulder near Sticks Pass. He was airlifted to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle whilst we were on route.7 members for 50mins.
24 15 June Whilst the previous incident was taking place, the Team was asked to search for a missing person in the Caldbeck area.
23 15 June Search for a missing competitor on the '3 Rings of Shap' competition. Turned up safe and well whilst the Team was being deployed.
22 31 May Whilst completing the previous Keswick assist, Keswick MRT was called out again, and the Penrith members present assisted Keswick in the recovery of a casualty near Seathwaite. 4 Penrith MRT - total 5 hours for both callouts.
21 31 May The Team was asked to assist Keswick MRT in the recovery of the body of a missing walker found near Browncove Crags Helvellyn. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. 4 Penrith MRT members.
20 22 May The Team was called out to a walker who was complaining of debilitating back pain after descending Crossfell on the Garrigill side. NWAAS also attended along with 9 Penrith MRT members, duration 1.5 hours.
19 15 May

The Team was called out to assist Patterdale MRT with a casualty on High Dodd with a lower leg injury. Fortunately the air ambulance was able to evacuate the casualty.

4 Team members for 30mins.

18 15 May

The Team was called out to assist Keswick MRT in a search for a missing walker. Unfortunately his body was found in the region of Piers Gill.

6 Team members for 4.5 hours.

17 12 May The Team was called out to search for a missing person in the Kings Meaburn area. Fortunately he turned up safe and well. Eighteen Team members for 2.5 hours and Kirkby Stephen were in transit.
16 30 April

The Team was called out for a 75yr old female with a suspected broken ankle. The incident happened between Mosedale Cottage and Swindale Head.

The casualty was airlifted by an RAF Seaking. 11 Penrith members and 10 Kirkby Stephen for 3.5 hours.

15 28 April Wasdale Assist, swift water technicians only. Stood down when getting kit ready.
14 6 April

The Team assist a group of very wet and cold mountain bikers showing signs of hypothermia and unable to return to their vehicles. Some were given a lift to the Haweswater Hotel and some a lift back to their vehicles.

3 Team members for 3 hours.

13 29 Mar The Team was called out to assist Keswick MRT in a search for a missing walker near Blencathra. Unfortunately, his body was discovered below Sharp Edge. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.8 Team members were involved for 6 hours.
12 27 Mar Patterdale Assist. 84yr old male feeling faint near Auterstone Crag. Casualty was stretchered to the awaiting Helimed and transferred to CIC.3 team members for 2hrs.
11 12 Mar

The Team was asked to assist Wasdale MRT, in searching for a missing walker.

Unfortunately, his body was found later in the day.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends. 3 Teams members were involved for 9 hours.

10 5 Mar As the Team was finishing the AGM, it was called out to search the Cliburn area for an elderly woman who was missing. Fortunately she turned up safe and well. 21 Team members and 5 search dogs were involved for 3 hours.
9 25 Feb

A walker had slipped near Small Water below Nan Bield Pass. He had fractured/dislocated his lower leg. The Team stretchered the casualty down to the waiting Air Ambulance at Mardale Head.

12 members of the Team were involved for 5.5 hours.

8 18 Feb

A walker had injured their knee near Swindale Head.

4 Team members for 3 hours.

7 14 Feb Ambulance service requested help with an unconcious elderly lady near Hesket Newmarket
6 6 Feb  68 yr old male was lost on Cross Fell, having set out from Blencarn. He turned up at Cow Green as the Team was mobilising.
5 6 Feb

Patterdale assist. Walker slipped on Swirral Edge.

4 Team members 4.5 hours

4 2 Feb

Whilst on winter training in Scotland, the Team assisted Lochaber MRT in searching for a missing walker in the Ring of Steall region. Unfortunately his body was found the next day. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

14 Team members were involved for 5 hours.

3 25 Jan

Injured mountain biker, with suspected head injuries, in steep woods near Wetheral. The Team evacuated the casualty to the Air Ambulance.

13 Team members involved for 3 hours.

2 13 Jan

Regrettably, recovering the body of the missing person from the previous incident.

11 Team members for 4.5 hours.

1 12 Jan

Search for a 57 yr old female in the Castle Carrock area.

16 Team members and 8 search dogs for 3.5 hours.

2013    

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28 Dec Ambulance service requested help in transfering a casualty to an awaiting ambulance.
27 29 Nov 5 sheep were reported as stuck on a ledge in the haweswater area by the local farmer - the team were asked to assist with their evacuation
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11 Nov

A 12 year old girl was reported as missing in the Ousby area – Police Requested assistance of the team and searchdogs – incident stood down as team were about to deploy when missing person was found safely
25 19 Oct A female was reported as having possibly broken her ankle on Askham Fell -
24 24 Sept The ambulance service requested assistance from the team to access a patient in the East of the County
23 21 Aug A caller and her friend reported that they were lost on Cross Fell between Dufton and Garrigill in bad weather.
22 19 Aug The team were requested to assist the ambulance service to access a female patient in a remote area of the Eastern Fells
21 14 Aug 2000hrs A 60 yr old man was reported as overdue from a walk in the Haweswater area
20 14 Aug 1920hrs A couple had separated on a walk round the Haweswater reservoir – the husband had failed to return
19 12 Aug The search for the missing 78yr old from Wertheral was continued
18 11 Aug The team and searchdogs were requested by the Police to assist in a search for a missing 78 yr old in the Wetheral area
17 27 July A runner competing in an ultra event crossing the Haweswater area was reported as sustaining an injury
16 15 July The ambulance service requested assistance from the team in the treatment and recover of a patient in the Lazonby area
15 5 July The ambulance service requested assistance to reach, treat and evacuate a seriously injured male in the Dufton area
14 26 June The Police requested assistance from the team and searchdogs to help in the search for a missing 12yr old in the area of Armathwaite
13 22 June A party of 2 reported themselves as lost in bad weather on the Pennine Way near Dufton
12 14 June A female was reported as having fallen and sustained a broken ankle near Haweswater
11 27 May A party of 2 reported themselves as benighted on the Pennine Way near Cross Fell in bad weather
10 21 Apr A party of 2 reported themselves as lost on the Pennine Way (Cross Fell section) in bad weather
9 19 Apr A 49yr old woman was reported as lost and incapacitated in the Alston area
8 17 Apr A male was reported as having a pains in his arm near Kidsty How
7 26 Mar The ambulance service requested assistance in accessing a patient in a remote location in severe weather conditions
6 22 Mar The Police requested the team to assist with the evacuation of 4 poorly equipped persons from a vehicle stuck in snow drifts near Hartside Summit
5 22 Mar The Police requested the team to assist with the location and evacuation of a male driver stuck in a snowdrift near Garrigill
4 16 Feb The team was requested to assist the ambulance service for a 53 yr old female who had slipped down banking near Dufton Gill Woods
3 26 Jan A kite skier reported his colleague was lost betweenHarwood and Yadmoss,.
2 25 Jan The team were put on standby to assist the ambulance service in the adverse weather
1 6 Jan Two persons reported themselves and their dog lost in the Kidsty Pike are in bad weather

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