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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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Paraglider pilot dies in Lake District

Mountain rescue teams were called yesterday to help find a missing paraglider in the Buttermere area. Sadly a body was recovered on Fleetwith Pike at 5am.

The paraglider is thought be a 38 year-old man from Milliom in west Cumbria.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

We were supported in this search by many others and we'd particularly like to thank the members of the local paragliding community who played an invaluable role in helping us to narrow down the search area, Keswick Mountain Rescue Team and the crew of Rescue 936, one of the new S-92 helicopters that came up from Caernarfon to assist.

– Cockemrouth Mountain Rescue Team

Mountain biker rescued by Cockermouth team

The woman was airlifted to hospital. Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team rescued a 30-year-old mountain biker at around 2pm today.

The woman had fallen from her bike and suffered chest and shoulder injuries.

It happened at Setmurthy Wood, near Cockermouth.

The team treated the casualty, and then moved her to a nearby field, where she was airlifted to the Cumberland Infirmary.

Fifteen team members attended, and the call out lasted around two hours.

The woman was airlifted to hospital. Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

Woman dies after Cockermouth fall

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A 24-year-old woman has died after falling from Haystacks in the Lake District.

Cumbria Police and Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team were called to reports that a woman had fallen at 4pm on Wednesday 1st July.

An RAF Sea King helicopter and an air ambulance attended to assist in the rescue.

The woman was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle where she was pronounced dead after she sustained fatal head injuries.

She has been named as as Victoria Harris, aged 24, from the Manchester area.

During the same incident another woman was also winched to safety by the RAF helicopter but was uninjured.

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