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Cumbrian Mountain Rescue Team kept busy

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Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team has rescued a seriously injured woman after she plunged 50ft down a Cumbrian fell.  The woman, who has not been named, suffered serious head injuries caused by the fall on Glenridding Dodd, on the south side of Ullswater. The fall was caused when ground gave way beneath her feet, and occurred on Saturday. An air ambulance was despatched and the Rescue Team lowered the patient on a stretcher using ropes. The woman was then flown to Carlisle to the Cumberland Infirmary.

Dislocated shoulder and broken ankle

Also on Saturday, the Team rescued four walkers who got into difficulty whilst walking in the Lake District. The four walkers encountered difficulties after conditions became icy. The Team first rescued a father and son who had slipped down an icy path on Helvellyn. They then were called upon to rescue a walker on the same mountain. A 27-year-old man suffered a dislocated shoulder and a broken ankle due to the icy conditions. Soon after this, they were called to the aid of a 47-year-old who had fallen on St Sunday Crag. All of the accident victims were flown to hospital to receive treatment for their injuries.

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team then called upon Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team to help them rescue a mountain biker who had crashed on Rampsgill Head near Kidsty Pike. Six of the Patterdale Team ascended the old Hayeswater Dam to the scene of the accident, and they arrived at the same time as an RAF SeaKing which had also been despatched.  The biker was then flown to Cumberland Infirmary for treatment.

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