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Thirty three rescued from Kirkstone Pass

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria Police at 10:53am today, Sunday 10 March after reports of a multiple road traffic collisions on Kirkstone Pass during a heavy snow shower.

The team assisted 33 members of the public who were caught up in the incident.

A Patterdale MRT spokesman said: “A woman in her fifties was assessed on scene for suspected fractured ribs and an arm injury before being evacuated with her husband back to the team’s rescue centre for transfer to a NWAS ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

“Eight uninjured occupants of four other vehicles were also evacuated back to the rescue centre. Six were eventually returned to their vehicles once the weather improved,

“Two others were taken to Penrith railway station as their car was undrivable.

“A coach with 23 passengers on board was stuck for a while until the team manned to clear the road, allowing it to return back down to Ambleside.”

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