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Saturday, 19 April 2014

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Ice fall man rescued in Lake District

A walker had to be airlifted to hospital after he slipped on ice.

The man, thought to be in his 40s and from Leeds, fell while walking on Pillar, the ridge between Robinson’s Cairn and Looking Stead, and hit his head.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue team sent 15 volunteers to the scene, and called for assistance from Wasdale MRT, who sent another 14 volunteers.

They called for assistance from the RAF, which sent its SeaKing helicopter from RAF Valley to assist.

The injured man was winched into the helicopter and flown to the West Cumberland Hospital, where his condition was not believed to be life-threatening.

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