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Rescuers help man off mountain

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team has helped to bring a stranded man off a mountain in the Lake District.

They say the operation on Saturday afternoon was one of the longest they've ever undertaken.

The 60 year old man from Shropshire had fallen and injured his ankle while walking with his family at Wandope, a remote location high above Buttermere village.

He was treated at the scene by a team doctor and other team members, before being stretchered to a waiting ambulance in Buttermere village.

He was then taken to the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

The rescue involved 17 members of the Team and took just over 4 and a half hours.

“This was one of the longest evacuations we’ve had to undertake for a while but, with a good team effort, was straightforward."

– Deputy Team leader Chris Cookson
Mountain rescuers bring man down from mountain Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue

21-member-rescue for Cockermouth Mountain Team

The rescue lasted 3 hours Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team were called to an incident yesterday, 15 August, which involved 21 members of the team and lasted 3 hours. The team were called at 5pm to a 66-year-old woman from North Yorkshire who had fallen on her way down from Scarth Gap, near Buttermere where she injured her head.

She was treated before being stretchered to the Team’s Land Rover Ambulance for the short journey to a NWAS land ambulance and taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.


80-year-old man rescued by Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

18 members of the team were involved in the rescue Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called on Wednesday 26 July at 6.10pm to reports of an 80-year-old man who had fallen sustaining a head injury.

The man from Oxford, who was walking the coast to coast, slipped whilst crossing a beck in Ennerdale and was helped out of the water by his walking companion.

They made their own way to Black Sail Youth Hostel, where team members assessed the casualty and treated him for his injuries before transporting him to an NWAS land ambulance near Gillerthwaite.

The man was taken to the West Cumberland Hospital at Whitehaven for further checks and treatment. 18 members of the team were involved and the rescue took just over two hours.

Rescuers treat injured pensioner after 10-foot-fall

Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

A 68-year-old man landed on his head after falling 10-feet down a rocky path in the Lake District.

The man, from Liverpool, was walking with five of his family members yesterday, Sunday 2 July, when he fell beside Green Crag. He also suffered injuries to his right leg.

A Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team were finishing up at another rescue when they got called out, but due to weather conditions, the team instead of using the helicopter, carried the man back to their vehicles and tended to him there.

The rescue team had previously treated a runner who dislocated her shoulder after she slipped on the Crummock lakeshore path, while taking part in a mountain marathon with her son. She was initially treated at the scene then taken to Carlisle Infirmary.

A 17-year-old expeditor from a school in Cambridge was also treated on Sunday 2 July by the mountain rescue team after injuring his ankle from a slip while he was descending from Red Pike into Ennerdale.

Walker in Cockermouth airlifted to hospital

Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

A 65-year-old man had to be rescued by helicopter after experiencing severe chest pains while taking a walk in Cockermouth.

The Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team airlifted the walker from Whiteside/Hopegill Head ridge above Lanthwaite Green to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, after rescue workers arrived at the scene around 1.55pm on Wednesday, 31st May.

A Coastguard S92 rescue helicopter was used.

The man is currently being treated and monitored at the hospital.

Woman rescued after Lake District fall

Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called this morning (Monday August 1) to a woman who had slipped whilst descending from Haystacks towards Scarth Gap and injured her ankle.

The team attended along with the Great North Air Ambulance.

The 49-year-old casualty from Teesside was treated at the scene by team members and air ambulance doctors and carried to the helicopter.

She was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary for further treatment.


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