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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.



'Vulnerable' Workington woman found

A 'vulnerable' 40 year-old woman from the Workington area was found safe and well in the early hours of this morning after becoming disorientated after leaving her residential home.

The woman, who has learning difficulties, was found by members of the Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team a short distance from where she disappeared.

"The lady was reported missing at 18:16, we called in the Mountain Rescue team shortly after midnight to aid with the search. She has learning difficulties and was vulnerable.

The mountain rescue team found her a few hours later and she was apparently in good spirits and said she had become stranded by the river and disorientated. She was cold and wet and was thankfully returned to her home."

– Cumbria Police spokesman

In total 21 members of Cockermouth MRT helped the police with the search. They returned to base at 3am.

Paraglider rescue

The Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team were called out to rescue a paraglider who was stuck on ice, near the summit of Grasmoor.

Whilst they were making their way to the paraglider, a second call came from a lady who had slipped and injured her leg.

The 53-year-old lady from the north east, slipped whilst climbing down a steep embankment on her way down from Robison to Buttermere Moss.

The team treated her before she was carried down on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance.

The casualty and team members under the tent sac, staying warm, whilst the stretcher is being assembled. Credit: CMRT
A CMRT member making notes on the casualty’s condition. Credit: CMRT

The stranded paraglider was uninjured but had to be lowered down snow slopes in the Red Gill area of Grasmoor.

A team member in front of the casualty is assisting by cutting steps. Credit: CMRT

19 member of the CMRT attended the two callouts, and the Keswick mountain rescue team assisted with the second rescue.


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