Monday, 31 August 2015

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Bad weather hampers Lakeland rescue

Heavy rain hampered rescue efforts after an elderly walker fell and was injured.

The 68-year-old man suffered a shoulder injury after he fell while walking on Hay Stacks in Buttermere.

The Pride of Cumbria air ambulance was called to the scene at around 2pm today to help mountain rescuers from Cockermouth. 

Torrential rain and cold weather had made the victim's journey off the hill "extremely difficult", an air ambulance spokesman said.

Helicopter crews worked with mountain rescuers to put the man onto a stretcher before he was airlifted to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle where his injuries were described as non life-threatening and his condition was stable.

 

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