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WATCH: Helicopter rescue at Scafell Pike

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after falling on England's highest mountain.

Members of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to Lingmell Coll on Scafell Pike yesterday evening to help the casualty who'd broken her ankle.

The rescue was the first carried out in the Lake District by a Sikorsky helicopter which is replacing the RAF Sea Kings.

Reunited dog 'highlights need for microchip'

Sid the dog, who was found on Scafell Credit: SSPCA

A charity that took in a dog found on England's highest peak say the case highlights the need for microchipping.

The Scottish SPCA had to appeal for the dog's owner to come forward after he was discovered on Scafell Pike, because he was not microchipped.

A week later and the dog has now returned home, after spending time at an animal welfare and rehoming centre in Glasgow.

Centre assistant manager Katrina Cavanagh said:

Unfortunately, Sid wasn’t microchipped so we couldn’t contact his owner directly. Thankfully, he came forward following our appeal and arranged for Sid to be collected as he wasn’t able to travel to Glasgow.

The owner is a local sheep farmer and Sid is one of his working dogs. He believes Sid took off after a bitch in season and had been looking for him. While he was surprised when he found out Sid was in Scotland, he was also very relieved he was safe.

Sid was delighted to see Jason, who works with his owner, and leapt into his van ready to go home, happy for his adventure to be over. He’s a lovely dog and we wouldn’t have had any trouble finding him a home if we’d needed to as we had lots of offers.

This is another example of why it’s important for pets to be microchipped.”

– Katrina Cavanagh, SSPCA


Scafell Pike lost dog appeal goes viral

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An appeal to find a dog that went missing in the Lake District has gone viral.

Owner Adam Nolan, from Whitehaven, put out the appeal after losing his Border Collie 'Jasper' at Cam Spout Crag below Scafell Pike on 2nd November.

"I know people may say 'he's just a dog'," says Adam on Facebook, "but to me he leaves the same void as if I were to lose someone very close to me."

His appeal on Facebook has had over 60,000 people sharing the link. On Twitter hundreds of people are also offering their support.

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Family and their dog rescued from Scafell

There's been another rescue in the Lake District this time a family and a dog were brought down from the side of Scafell.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were called just after 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon after a family of four from Lincolnshire and their Labrador got into difficulties.

The family were eventually lowered down an 8 metre drop to safety. The dog was wrapped in a net before it too was helped down.

This footage was captured by the mountain rescue team.


GB coaches dribble up and down Scafell Pike

Jon and Andy reach the second Peak at Scafell Pike Credit: Fifteen Productions/WSM Communications

Two national hockey coaches have dribbled up Scafell Pike for charity.

Team manager Andy Halliday and assistant coach Jon Bleby have taken time off from the GB men's hockey squad to tackle the peaks of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and finally Snowdon while hitting, flicking and bouncing a ball for charity in their own version of the Three Peaks Challenge.

The men with cover 26 miles and 11,000 feet of ascent and decent, attempting to dribble the ball for 24 hours without picking it up. It's a challenge which hasn't been attempted before.

Their challenge is in aid of the children's charities, WellChild and Access Sport. Today (Thursday 2nd) they will be climbing their final mountain, Snowdon.

The two coaches will cover 26 miles without picking up the ball Credit: Fifteen Productions/WSM Communications

“I think they are mad! This is an extreme challenge, one not for the faint-hearted. However, they are doing it for two very worthy causes, and I know myself and all of the GB team will be thinking of them and supporting them throughout”.

– Barry Middleton, GB hockey captain

Runner seriously injured in Scafell Pike fall

Great North Air Ambulance attends the scene Credit: GNAA

A man has suffered serious injuries after falling 100 feet down Scafell Pike.

The runner had been making his way along the Corridor Route near to Greta Gill when the incident took place on Saturday afternoon.

The Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team, an RAF Sea King and the Great North Air Ambulance attended the scene, where they winched the man to safety.

He was then taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle where he was treated for significant injuries.

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