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Full Report: Mountain Rescue Teams issue weather warning for spring walkers

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 name Great Langdale walker

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.

Woman dies after Dungeon Ghyll fall

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.

Air Rescue

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.


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

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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