Lord’s Island, Derwentwater (49)

Callout Date: 21/08/2020
Callout Time: 12:28 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, Fire, Police, NWAS

On an uncharacteristically wild day a member of the public called 999 to report two adult males swimming in the lake after having capsized their canoe between St Herbert’s and Rampsholm Islands on Derwentwater. The two drifted fast downwind in the gale force winds and large waves and eventually ended up washed up on Lord’s Island. A Keswick MRT member who works at Derwentwater Marina took a rescue boat direct to the island to pick up the casualties and bring them to shore at Stable Hills. Meantime further resources were deployed from KMRT, Police, Fire and NWAS in case they were needed. Besides being a little chilly after a long swim the casualties were unharmed.

13 team members – 1 hour 22 minutes

Lingmell Col (48)
Brandreth (50)