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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.

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Mountain Rescue warning about Priest Hole

Dove Crag Credit: Adrian Strand

Members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team have rescued a 53-year-old who became lost on Dove Crag in the Lake District.

He had been trying to locate the Priest Hole - mountain rescue team members found him on early on Sunday afternoon and escorted him to safety.

The Team would like to remind people that whilst the Priest Hole is marked on the map, the access route is not and it is very difficult to find. The Priest Hole is surrounded by dangerous ground and should only be tackled by competent people.

– Spokesperson, Patterdale Mountain Rescue

Concern for missing Grasmere man

Shayne Gordon Credit: Cumbria Police

Concern is growing for a man from Grasmere who's thought to be missing.

24-year old Shayne Gordon has only lived in the area a short time and is originally from the Warrington area.

He has not been seen since leaving work in Grasmere at 4am on Saturday morning.

Cumbria Police officers say they are concerned for his welfare and are asking anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts to get in touch.

He is described as white, of skinny build and around 5ft 10ins tall with floppy long, dark brown hair, a beard and grey/blue eyes. He may be wearing green camouflage clothing and walking boots.

Walker rescued from Lake District ledge

Credit: Patterdale Mountain Rescue

A walker had to be rescued after getting stuck on a ledge while walking in the Lake District.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at around 8:45pm yesterday to go to the aid of the 47-year-old man.

He was spotted at Greenside Mines above Glenridding by firefighters out training in the area.

Although he was uninjured mountain rescuers had to rig up a rope system to get him down.

The rescue took three and a half hours and involved 11 mountain rescue team members.

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Stunning images capture Lakeland Festival of Light

Credit: Carmen Norman Photography

Volunteers have lit up three Lake Distict peaks to raise mone for people recovering from the earthquake in Nepal.

Around 650 people made their way to Braithwaite for the Lakeland Festival of Light.

Credit: Carmen Norman Photography

The festival which featured lighting Barrow, Stile End and Outerside was organised by Matt Le Voi of Lakeland Mountain Guides.

‘It was a cool and breezy night, and we were being extra demanding this year by requiring the people on the mountains to stay as still as they could.

"By the time the pictures were being taken people had already been up on the mountains for a fair while, so they did well to stick it out and bear with us. Their perseverance has to be commended."

– Matt Le Voi
Credit: Tom McNally Photography

This year the event team created the effect of Nepalese Prayer flags lining the fells, by spreading out pieces of coloured acetate.

Credit: Nick Landells

Event photographers Carmen Norman, Tom Mcnally and Nick Landells captured the procession.

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