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Man rescued after 200 feet fall down cliff face

A 23-year-old man is recovering from a broken ankle after falling 200 feet down a cliff face.

The man was scrambling on Grassmoor Front with friends when he fell around Sunday lunchtime.

Two doctors from the Cockermouth Mountain Rescue team treated him on the cliff side and a Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer winched him to safety, before taking him to hospital in Carlisle.

Watch footage from the rescue below.

Man suffers multiple injuries in Lake District fall

A 23 year old walker from Cumbria has sustained multiple injures after falling 200 feet down the side of a mountain in the Lake District.

The man was injured after falling onto a ledge in an area known as Grassmoor Front at 13:49 this afternoon whilst out scrambling.

He was winched off the ledge by a Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer, helped by members of the Cockermouth Mountain rescue team.

The man is being treated at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

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Four hour mountain rescue to save trapped man

It took four hours and 31 members of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team to help a man trapped in the Lake District.

The mountain rescue team were called out at 8:10pm, yesterday, Thursday 8 May, to a group at the summit of Pillar, in Ennerdale.

It was after midnight when the injured man was airlifted to hospital Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

The man in his forties, from Cleveland, was trapped by a rock that had fallen on his leg.

He was treated by the team and lowered on a stretcher to an area where he could be reached by helicopter.

The casualty was lifted in a stretcher to the helicopter Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

A Sea King helicopter, sent from RAF Boulmer, took the casualty to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary.

Walker rescued

A hiker had to be rescued from one of Cumbria's highest fells after he got stuck near a cliff. The 51 year old got trapped on Pillar Rock as he descended from the top of Pillar. Cockermouth Mountain Rescue say they found him in a precarious position on the west face of the crag.

The man, who's from Suffolk, had to be lowered down to safety with ropes.

Buttermere shore rescue

A 61 year-old woman was taken to hospital by air ambulance following a fall on the Buttermere lakeshore path.

The woman fell on a rock step on Saturday and was treated by the Great North Air Ambulance doctor and paramedic before being carried to the helicopter by Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team.

The woman was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary with suspected spinal injuries.

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