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Tuesday, 07 July 2015

Walkers airlifted to Barrow hospital after developing hypothermia in Cumbria

THREE walkers were airlifted to hospital in Barrow on Sunday after suffering from the effects of hypothermia in Coniston.

Police were alerted at 5.40pm on Sunday and a helicopter from RAF Boulmer was dispatched to aid party of five walkers, including two women aged in their 70s, near Levens Water. 

The party got into difficulty after spending most of the day walking in low temperatures. 

Three women, from the Barrow area, were airlifted to Furness General Hospital for treatment. 


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not even the national park lot can control the stupidity of people determined to go out on the fells in these conditions. usually it's visitors to the area who leave their brains at home, not idiots who live nearby

Posted by maggieann on 26 March 2013 at 10:07

Why so negative whne you dont even know the facts ofwhats happened? Have you considered that they might be experienced walkers who simply got into difficulty? Weather conditions change all the time on the fells and even the most prepared can end up in trouble. The mountain rescue teams do an incredible job and certainly saved a few lives yesterday!

Posted by Norgay on 26 March 2013 at 00:17

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