Mountain Rescue warn walkers to be prepared
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Mountain Rescue teams in the Lake District have issued a warning to walkers to make sure they make sure they're equipped for the fells and the weather. It follows several hypothermia cases in the past week. One group says people could die if they don't take the correct gear. Hannah McNulty reports
A walker who had no map and couldn't tell rescuers where he was, and several other cases of hypothermia, have led Mountain Rescue Teams in the Lake District to issue an urgent warning to walkers.
Temperatures on higher ground are unusually cold for May and fresh snow has fallen in the past few days.
One rescue group says despite summer approaching, they're worried people could die if they don't take the right equipment.
Watch the full report from Hannah McNulty below.
Police have named a woman who fell to her death in Great Langdale yesterday.
Elisabeth Huber, who was on holiday from Switzerland, was with a group when she fell.
Mountain rescue volunteers helped the rest of the group off the fell.
Hannah McNulty has this report:
Cumbria Police have confirmed that the woman who died after falling in Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale, is Elisabeth Huber from Heimberg in Switzerland.
The 68-year-old was on holiday in Cumbria and was part of a walking group when she fell around 100 metres at 1.50pm yesterday (16th April).
Members from Langdale Mountain Rescue Team attended the incident, but Ms Huber was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are not treating the death as suspicious at this time.
A woman has died after falling during a walk in the Great Langdale valley. The walker, who hasn't yet been named, fell from a path above Dungeon Ghyll on Tuesday afternoon. Volunteers from Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue team and Kendal went to her aid but she had died from her injuries.
Her body was recovered by the Mountain Rescue team who also helped the people she was walking with to safety.
A woman in her forties is recovering after falling on High Dodd near Ullswater. The Great North Air Ambulance and Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to rescue the woman who had leg injuries shortly before 4pm.
She was airlifted down to the rescue team base and is in a stable condition.
A 27-year-old man is recovering after falling 100 metres from Helvellyn, the Lake District's third highest mountain.
He was climbing above Red Tarn and suffered a dislocated shoulder and a fractured ankle. The man, from Cheshire, was airlifted to hospital.
A 27-year-old man had to be rescued after falling 100 metres from Helvellyn, the Lake District's third highest mountain.
The man had fallen while climbing on the head wall of Helvellyn above Red Tarn and sustained a dislocated shoulder and a fractured ankle.
He was treated at scene by Paterdale Mountain Rescue Team and Great North Air Ambulance Service paramedic before being air lifted.
the team also attended a rescue involving a father and son who had fallen while descending an icy path.
Both were treated for leg injuries and airlifted from the scene by a Navy Sea King helicopter.
The Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team is marking its 60th anniversary this week.
The group was originally formed to ease the pressure on the Keswick team, which had become overworked. Six decades on, the Cockermouth volunteers have attended an estimated 1,000 call-outs.
Its workload has increased in recent years due to the surge in popularity of hill walking and climbing. It currently has around forty members and is funded by voluntary contributions.