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Thursday, 31 July 2014

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New Year's Day rescue for Cumbrian mountain rescue team

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team started the New Year by rescuing an injured man on Birkhouse Moor, Helvellyn.

The team were called by the Police at 10am to go to the assistance of two walkers out for a New Years day walk.

The walkers from the North East were on their way up Hellvellyn when one of them slipped injuring his ankle.

Fifteen members of the rescue team responded and attended the incident.

The 25-year-old was treated for a suspected broken ankle. The North Shields, in Tyne & Wear, man was given pain relief and the ankle splinted.

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

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