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The Rescue Team bring the injured woman off the fellside Credit: Great North Air Ambulance

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.

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PICTURES: Rescue after 100 metre fall in the Lake District

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 scene at Helvellyn in the Lake District.
The scene at Helvellyn in the Lake District.
The scene at Helvellyn in the Lake District.

Mountain rescue team marks 60th anniversary

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Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team in action Credit: ITV Border

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.

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Four rescued in ten hour ordeal

Four young walkers had to be rescued from the Lake District fells after they got stuck on a crag on Scafell Pike.

They came down the wrong way and got stuck in a notorious black spot called Piers Ghyll. In poor visibility and extremely slippery conditions the group of men decided to call 999 and 14 members of Wasdale Mountain rescue embarked on a rescue operation that lasted 10 hours.

After finding the group in the early hours of Wednesday 14th November they used ropes to get the group back down to Wasdale Head. the operation finished at 07.30.

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