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Two missing walkers were rescued by mountain rescue teams after being found by a search dog and her handler.
The two men were visiting the Lake District to climb Scafell Pike. When they failed to return home worried relatives alerted mountain rescuers.
The pair, aged 19 and 21 were discovered by Isla and her handler close to Skew Gill.
They were not injured but cold and lost.
They were airlifted down to Seathwaite so they could pick up their vehicle.
"Hill goers should be aware that full winter conditions apply on the hill, with some patches of deep snow, and should plan accordingly, allowing plenty of daylight for their activities."
Campaigners in Cumbria took part in a nationwide day of action today in protest over the running and funding of the NHS.
They gathered in Carlisle City centre earlier to share their view that the government is failing to provide the service with enough financial support.
"The conditions the staff are working under are really hard and I think what breaks my heart is that all of the doctors and all of the nurses and all of the other health care staff really care passionately about delivering the best health care service that they can to their patients.
"But they are having their hands tied behind their back at the moment by the lack of funding."
The campaigners accused the government of not providing enough funding for the winter. A claim the Department for Health refuted.
"We know the NHS is extremely busy, which is why the Government supported it this winter with an additional £437million of funding, and why it was given top priority in the recent Budget with an extra £2.8bn allocated over the next two years.
"Despite the extra pressure that comes with winter, the most recently published monthly figures shows hardworking staff treated 55,328 people within four hours every single day - 1,272 more each day than in the same month the previous year.”
Hospital bosses in southern Scotland are again urging people to stay away from Accident and Emergency units unless they need urgent treatment.
NHS Dumfries and Galloway say emergency departments at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary are still facing significant demand and some of the worst winter pressures on record.
In a recent tweet, the Trust asked members of the public to consider all options of treatment before attending:
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One ward at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle has been closed due to an outbreak of norovirus.
North Cumbria NHS say visiting has been suspended on ward Elm C to prevent the virus from spreading further.
The trust apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.
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