The team's area in Wasdale includes England's highest mountain Scafell Pike

The team's area in Wasdale includes England's highest mountain Scafell Pike

A former member of a mountain rescue team has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours.

Julian Carradice, who was team leader of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team for 11 years, is appointed an MBE for his services to the team.

Mr Carradice joined the team, which is one of the Lake District’s busiest, in 1979.

He was a member of the team until earlier this year and was among rescuers at the centre of a bizarre event on Scafell in 2009 when he and other team members were treating a man who had fallen from one of the area’s accident blackspots, Broad Stand.

As they tended to the casualty, another dropped from the rocks above and landed on the rescuers.

Julian Carradice at work with the Wasdale team during a training exercise

Julian Carradice at work with the Wasdale team during a training exercise

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team chair John Bamforth said: “Julian Carradice served as a team member of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team for over 32 years after joining as a probationary member in November 1979.

“He was team leader for over 10 of those years and led the team through some of Cumbria’s most recent challenging times such as the Cockermouth floods in 2009 and the West Cumbria shootings in 2010.

“During those floods he was directly involved in several rescues as a part of a team of swiftwater rescue technicians sent by Wasdale MRT to form the multi-agency team in Cockermouth.

“He left the team earlier this year and still lives in the area.”

Mr Carradice works in the nuclear industry at Sellafield.

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