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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.


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Jasper the Border Collie was lost for three days on Scafell Pike in the Lake District.

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.


Body found in 'most inaccessible' place in Lake District

Wasdale Mountain Team, which recovered a body from the Scafell Pike area of the Lake District this afternoon, said they had to contend with what they determine 'the region's most inaccessible place'.

They had been searching for Christopher Blowman, 67, from Carlton, Louth, went walking in the Scafell Pike area of the Lake District yesterday morning, Wednesday 14 May.

As yet, no formal identification of the body has taken place.

Where we recovered the body from was the most inaccessible place in the Lake District. We had to access him using 100m ropes.

We went out last night at 11.30pm and finished this afternoon at 4.30pm. It was a massive team effort by mountain rescue teams across the Lake District.

Sadly, it was a tragic outcome and the teams thoughts are with the family and friends.

– Mike Gullen, Team leader, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team

Full report: Warning to walkers in the Lakes

A mountain rescue team in the Lake District is urging walkers to make sure they are properly prepared, after two men had to be pulled to safety from the steep slopes, known as the Screes, at Wast Water.

It took the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team several hours to free the hikers, who became trapped after mistaking the Screes as a path to the bottom of the valley.

It is the eighth rescue in eleven days for the team, who say many incidents are avoidable.

Katie Hunter reports:

Two walkers rescued from Lake District ravine

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team members making their way down the ravine Credit: WMRT

Two men had to be rescued from a Lake District ravine after getting into difficulties on the Wasdale Screes.

The North West Air Ambulance were called out to the walkers in Great Gully, and 19 members of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were sent to help with the rescue on Tuesday afternoon.

Members from the North West Air Ambulance located the walkers Credit: WMRT

The Air Ambulance team spotted the casualties on the crags, and the mountain rescue were then able to make their way down the steep ravine using a fixed rope system.

One of the men was found to have an injured wrist, and he was winched up the crag.

The other man was uninjured and was roped to safety.

Mountain rescue team members using the fixed rope system Credit: WMRT
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