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Three callouts in three days for Mountain Rescue Team

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team has been called to three incidents in three days, in a busy start to April.

On Thursday 9 April they were called to assist a teenager who had gone over his handlebars while mountain biking on a track near Auterstone Wood, above Ullswater.

The previous day they had rescued a scrambler from a ledge at Greenhow Edge, in Deepdale.

And on Tuesday 7 April, the team were called to help the police search for an 87-year-old man who was missing in the Watermillock area.

Previously, the Chairman of the Lake District Mountain Rescue Teams had warned people to take care over the Easter period.

Man rescued from ledge by helicopter

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team. Credit: Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team.

A scrambler has been rescued, having become trapped on a ledge in Deepdale, Cumbria.

He became stuck at Greenhow End, having followed a route detailed in a magazine article.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team responded and were helped by a Royal Air Force Seaking helicopter, and Penrith Mountain Rescue Team.

The man was winched onto the helicopter, and taken to Patterdale Mountain Rescue base.

Patterdale MRT issues reminder over wintry conditions

Credit: Patterdale Mountain Rescue

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team has issued a reminder to the public that conditions on the fells can still be wintry despite it now being April.

It follows an incident last night where a 69-year-old man got stuck while ascending Helvellyn at the end of Striding Edge.

While he was eventually able to free himself , Patterdale MRT have since stressed that sheet ice, sleet, snow, and very strong winds can still cause tough conditions for those walking on the fells.


Man dies after falling from Helvellyn

The walkers were on Helvellyn when they fell, on steep, snowy ground Credit: ITV Border

A man has died after falling from Swirral Edge on Helvellyn.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue were called out at around 4pm on Saturday 17th January, following reports that two men had fallen.

The group, from Widnes, were walking when one slipped a short distance. The second man slipped and fell 300m as he tried to help his friend. They were discovered on steep, icy ground.

Despite being airlifted to Cumberland Infirmary in the RAF Sea King, the walker died from his injuries during the night.

A third person was assisted off the hill by a passing walker.

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