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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.

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Rescuers treat injured pensioner after 10-foot-fall

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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

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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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Cockermouth team rescue 74-year-old man

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team were called to help a 74-year-old man at Wind Gap, in Ennerdale.

The man had a head injury and was being treated by a passing doctor.

When the team arrived they lowered him on a stretcher into Wind Gap Cove, and he was then transferred by S92 Helicopter to hospital in Barrow-in-Furness.

It's only the second time the team has worked with the new S92 Coastguard helicopter.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team
Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team
Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team
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