Cumbria

Busy day for Cumbria mountain rescue teams

  • 3 July 2011
  • From the section Cumbria

Mountain rescue teams in Cumbria reported a busy Saturday with volunteers called out for a series of rescues.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue team helped a man who fell 100ft (30m) on Broad Stand, Scafell. He was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

While they were there, they were called to a man nearby who fell 20ft (6m) at Scafell and injured his head and arm.

Both were airlifted by the Great North Air Ambulance.

Members of Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team helped two men who suffered suspected heart attacks in Great Langdale.

On their way back from those incidents the team, assisted by Kendal Mountain Rescue Team, helped a man who had fallen in the Dungeon Ghyll ravine and injured his back, chest, hip and knee.

They were all taken to hospital by helicopter.

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