WATCH: Mountain rescuers in Cumbria say a man who's been jailed for making hoax calls could have put lives at risk.
The climber fell above Blea Water in the Lake District while out with a colleague, who were reportedly both well prepared.Read the full story ›
Ways to cut the growing number of mountain rescue call-outs in the Lake District will be discussed today.
The meeting in Wasdale, which is the first of its kind, will include the police, the National Park Authority and the National Trust.
Cumbria's mountain rescue teams are to hold an emergency meeting with the police because of the high number of call-outs they've received this year.
Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team has already equalled last year's total, with two months to go - making 2017 their busiest year to date.
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."
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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.
A female runner, participating in a mountain marathon with her son, needed rescued from Crummock lakeshore path. Later a 68 year old man from Liverpool, fell down a rocky path beside Green Crag, Haystacks, landing on his head and also suffering injuries to his right leg.
Cumbria's mountain rescue volunteers have been called to a number of incidents over the weekend - some of them avoidable.Read the full story ›
A female walker has been rescued from Striding Edge today after she suffered multiple injuries from a 30 foot fall.Read the full story ›