Cumbria Crack

Paraglider hurt on Ladyside Pike

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out at approximately 1:50pm on Sunday 12th May.

The team was requested to assist a 67-year-old male paraglider, who had stumbled on the Ladyside Pike ridge during take-off, and injured his right ankle.

The team ascended from the Hope Beck gated road, attended to the casualty’s injuries and skidded him down the fellside in a stretcher, to a waiting ambulance.

The casualty was then transported to the West Cumberland Hospital for further treatment.

Representatives of the North West Ambulance Service were also present.

The Team Leader said: “The paragliding community have raised funds for the Team and it’s great to be able to help one of them out following today’s accident.”

18 team members attended the callout, which was the 19th this year and lasted 2 hours.

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