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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.


Lost man rescued from Dove Crag

Under Dove Crag fell Credit: Michael Graham

The Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team rescued a man who got lost while searching for the Priest Hole.

The 53-year-old lost his way around the Dove Crag fell on Sunday, 25 June.

The mountain rescue team are now warning people of the dangers of trying to find the Priest Hole.

They say only competent, or experienced adventurers should do so, as the route is not easy to find and is "surrounded by dangerous ground".


Walker rescued from Lake District ledge

Credit: Patterdale Mountain Rescue

A walker had to be rescued after getting stuck on a ledge while walking in the Lake District.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at around 8:45pm yesterday to go to the aid of the 47-year-old man.

He was spotted at Greenside Mines above Glenridding by firefighters out training in the area.

Although he was uninjured mountain rescuers had to rig up a rope system to get him down.

The rescue took three and a half hours and involved 11 mountain rescue team members.

Doctor rescued after fracturing ankle in Lake District

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called. Credit: ITV Border

A doctor has been rescued after suffering a suspected fractured ankle while walking in the Lake District.

The 50-year-old woman was with a group of fellow doctors in Pasture Bottom, near Ullswater, when she slipped.

She was treated and given pain relief by members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team, and then taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

The rescue, which took place at around 4pm on Monday 1 May, involved 14 mountain rescuers and lasted around two-and-a-half hours.

24 hours of heavy rain sees water levels rise in Glenridding and Patterdale

Residents of Glenridding and Patterdale faced a nervous 24 hours after torrential rain left river levels rising and ground saturated (SAT 20th AUG)

There were no reports of any properties or businesses flooding but the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team put these images on their social media feeds last night to say they were glad flood defences were to be installed in the area behind their base later this week.

Lots of water in Glenridding following heavy rain on Saturday (20th) Credit: Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team
Credit: Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team
"This is the road to the steamer. The beck has broken its banks and is flowing across Jenkin's field again..." Credit: Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team
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