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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

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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