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Police call off search for paraglider

Police were searching for a paraglider Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria police have called off a search following a report today of a paraglider possibly crash-landing.

At around 9.10am this morning police were called by a member of the public who reported having witnessed what may have been a paraglider having descended in the Isel area, near to The Lakes Distillery.

Searches of the area have been carried out and have involved officers, a police helicopter, a drone and mountain rescue.

However, no person or evidence of a paragliding accident has been found.

Cumbria Constabulary has also not received a missing person report which could relate to this incident.

Whilst the search has been cancelled, Cumbria Constabulary would still like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed anything or who has any information about this report.

Police search for paraglider

The paraglider was seen in the Isel area Credit: ITV Border

A search is underway for a paraglider seen in distress while trying to land in the Lake District

Police are in the Isel area carrying out a search after a member of the public rang them to raise concerns about the paraglider.

At around 9.10am this morning a caller told police they had witnessed a paraglider swiftly descending in the Isel area, near to The Lakes Distillery, possibly in distress.

Police have not received any reports of a missing person report in the area.

A force spokesman said: “Initial searches have been carried out, including with the help of a police helicopter, but have so far proved negative. More officers are now on the ground carrying out a search of the area.”

Cumbria Constabulary is asking anyone who witnessed the paraglider in trouble or who has information which may assist then to call Cumbria Constabulary on 101 referencing incident number 36 of 23 March 2017


Paraglider fractures spine in Lake District crash

The GNAAS at the scene Credit: GNAAS

A paraglider fractured his spine after falling four metres in a crash at Buttermere on Saturday.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service was called to the scene, where the the injured 37-year-old from Halifax had been taking part in an event.

He was immobilised by the GNAAS crew and was given pain relief before being flown to the Cumberland Infirmary, where he arrived in a stable condition.

Paraglider rescue

The Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team were called out to rescue a paraglider who was stuck on ice, near the summit of Grasmoor.

Whilst they were making their way to the paraglider, a second call came from a lady who had slipped and injured her leg.

The 53-year-old lady from the north east, slipped whilst climbing down a steep embankment on her way down from Robison to Buttermere Moss.

The team treated her before she was carried down on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance.

The casualty and team members under the tent sac, staying warm, whilst the stretcher is being assembled. Credit: CMRT
A CMRT member making notes on the casualty’s condition. Credit: CMRT

The stranded paraglider was uninjured but had to be lowered down snow slopes in the Red Gill area of Grasmoor.

A team member in front of the casualty is assisting by cutting steps. Credit: CMRT

19 member of the CMRT attended the two callouts, and the Keswick mountain rescue team assisted with the second rescue.