Wasp sting walker helped off the fells by Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team

Wasp sting walker helped off the fells by Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team

Wasp sting walker helped off the fells by Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team

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A 62-YEAR-OLD man who had suffered a wasp sting was assisted off the fells by members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team this afternoon.

The man was out walking with a group close to High Dodd above Ullswater when he was attacked by the insect.

He was located and treated at the scene by team members and was able to walk off the hill. Members of Penrith MRT transported the man back to his car at Patterdale.

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Earlier the team was called by Cumbria Police to assist a young woman having an asthma attack while out walking with a group. She was treated by a North West Ambulance Service doctor who arrived by helicopter.

Once stabilised, the girl was stretched from the location to the waiting team Landrover and taken back to the rescue centre in Patterdale where she was handed over to a ambulance and taken to the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, for further treatment.

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7:32pm Wed 13 Aug 14

snuggle-bunny says...

please tell me this is some sort of joke
please tell me this is some sort of joke snuggle-bunny
  • Score: -5

9:59pm Wed 13 Aug 14

TwoHat says...

Wasp stings can be very serious for people who are allergic to them - they can go into anaphaleptic shock and die if not treated quickly. So no, probably not some sort of joke.
Wasp stings can be very serious for people who are allergic to them - they can go into anaphaleptic shock and die if not treated quickly. So no, probably not some sort of joke. TwoHat
  • Score: 9

10:24pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Oh eck says...

snuggle-bunny wrote:
please tell me this is some sort of joke
Anaphylactic shock is no joke it's a life threatening situation. Here's the advice from patient.co .uk
If any symptoms of a generalised allergic reaction develop then:

Call an ambulance immediately.
If you have been issued with an adrenaline pen, use it as directed straightaway.
You may be given oxygen, and injections of adrenaline, steroids and antihistamines in hospital to counter the allergic reaction.
Some people require a fluid 'drip' and other intensive resuscitation.
[quote][p][bold]snuggle-bunny[/bold] wrote: please tell me this is some sort of joke[/p][/quote]Anaphylactic shock is no joke it's a life threatening situation. Here's the advice from patient.co .uk If any symptoms of a generalised allergic reaction develop then: Call an ambulance immediately. If you have been issued with an adrenaline pen, use it as directed straightaway. You may be given oxygen, and injections of adrenaline, steroids and antihistamines in hospital to counter the allergic reaction. Some people require a fluid 'drip' and other intensive resuscitation. Oh eck
  • Score: 6

10:02am Thu 14 Aug 14

Keeping_it_real says...

snuggle-bunny wrote:
please tell me this is some sort of joke
It can be very serious, I am highly allergic and literally have minutes to get my pen before I swell and my throat starts to close from the swelling. And yes, I have come that close in the past so I know first hand what happens.
[quote][p][bold]snuggle-bunny[/bold] wrote: please tell me this is some sort of joke[/p][/quote]It can be very serious, I am highly allergic and literally have minutes to get my pen before I swell and my throat starts to close from the swelling. And yes, I have come that close in the past so I know first hand what happens. Keeping_it_real
  • Score: 0

10:56am Thu 14 Aug 14

lakesailor says...

So after this life-threatening event, would you go back to your car and go home?
So after this life-threatening event, would you go back to your car and go home? lakesailor
  • Score: 0

12:50pm Thu 14 Aug 14

WilliamT says...

Most of the above is complete tripe. It's only life threatening if it's life threatening, and that risk is over long before any 'mountain rescue team' can get there. This is yet another example of worthless activity caused by someone saying 'better to be safe than sorry', using a Phone of Evil, and no-one being prepared to say 'if he's showing any signs of a serious reaction, call us again in 10 minutes'.
Most of the above is complete tripe. It's only life threatening if it's life threatening, and that risk is over long before any 'mountain rescue team' can get there. This is yet another example of worthless activity caused by someone saying 'better to be safe than sorry', using a Phone of Evil, and no-one being prepared to say 'if he's showing any signs of a serious reaction, call us again in 10 minutes'. WilliamT
  • Score: -2

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