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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.


Twenty-two mountain rescuers help injured woman

The incident at Black Crag. Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team
The incident at Black Crag. Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

A 64-year-old woman was rescued by members of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue team, after slipping on wet ground at Black Crag near Loweswater.

She sustained an ankle injury, and was treated at the scene before being airlifted to the Cumberland Infirmary on Sunday 26 March.

Twenty-two members of the mountain rescue team were called out to help, and the rescue effort lasted three hours.


10 walkers rescued from Cheviot Hills

Mountain Rescue Team members Credit: Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team

Ten walkers were rescued from the Cheviot Hills after suffering symptoms of hypothermia.

Four mountain rescue teams including Tweed Valley and the Border Search and Rescue Unit and a Coast Guard helicopter were deployed to search for the casualties last night.

All the walkers were found and taken off the hills by midnight.

New vehicle for Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue

The new response vehicle Credit: ITV BORDER

Members of the Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue team have been getting to grips with their new vehicle.

It's taken two years to raise the £67,000 needed for the response van, which is filled with the latest high-tech gadgets to assist the team on call-outs.

Full of the latest technology Credit: ITV BORDER

The 40 team members are being trained on how to use all of the technology. It surpasses the capabilities of the old response vehicle which had far less communication functions.

Getting to grips with the new wheels Credit: ITV BORDER

The vehicle has been funded by the local community and also a number of larger donors.

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