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  1. Fallen hiker rescued on Striding Edge

    A hiker has been winched to safety after falling 30ft from Striding Edge in the Lake District.

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) volunteers were called to the man, in his 50s, at about 12:45 BST on Thursday.

    A coastguard helicopter was scrambled because of the steep location and a paramedic was lowered down to the injured walker.

    A rope system was set up by MRT volunteers and the man was winched onto the ridge where he was given medical treatment and pain relief before he was flown to hospital.

    Patterdale MRT leader Mike Ripon said: “This was a difficult and technical rescue due to the location and nature of the man's injuries, and our thanks go to the Coastguard and Helimed 58 for their quick response.”

    Striding Edge and Red Tarn
  2. Fall sparks six-hour Scafell Pike rescue operation

    Mountain rescuers spent six hours rescuing a walker who fell on Scafell Pike.

    Volunteers from the Wasdale team were called to the walker, who had injured their ankle, on Scafell Pike on Friday evening.

    Mountain rescue volunteers with casualty

    The 13 volunteers put the walker's ankle in a splint and used a stretcher to carry them down the mountain to an ambulance.

    Mountain rescue volunteers with casualty
    Mountain rescue volunteers with casualty