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Climber airlifted to hospital from fell top

A man was airlifted to hospital after falling while walking in the Lake District earlier today.

The man suffered leg injuries when he slipped on Hart Crag close to Place Fell where he was hiking with friends and family.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out by the North West Ambulance Service.

They were on a practice exercise nearby and were able to reach the injured man quickly.

The man was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary aboard an RAF helicopter for treatment.

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Rescuers help man off mountain

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team has helped to bring a stranded man off a mountain in the Lake District.

They say the operation on Saturday afternoon was one of the longest they've ever undertaken.

The 60 year old man from Shropshire had fallen and injured his ankle while walking with his family at Wandope, a remote location high above Buttermere village.

He was treated at the scene by a team doctor and other team members, before being stretchered to a waiting ambulance in Buttermere village.

He was then taken to the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

The rescue involved 17 members of the Team and took just over 4 and a half hours.

“This was one of the longest evacuations we’ve had to undertake for a while but, with a good team effort, was straightforward."

– Deputy Team leader Chris Cookson
Mountain rescuers bring man down from mountain Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue
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