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Patterdale MRT's Helvellyn rescue

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team started the New Year with a rescue on Birkhouse Moor, Helvellyn.

The team were called at 10am to go to the assistance of two walkers from the North East who were on their way up Hellvellyn when one of them slipped injuring his ankle.

A 25 year-old man from North Shields, Tyne and Wear was treated for a suspected broken ankle.

He was then placed on a stretcher and lowered down the fell to a waiting team Landrover. He was the taken to the team’s rescue base and transferred to an Ambulance which took him to Carlisle Infirmary.

"Fifteen members of the rescue team attended the incident. This was not the earliest call of the day for the team –as the two members with search dogs had been called out at 1am to assist with the search for a missing woman near Cockermouth."

– Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team