Winter warning from Cumbrian mountain rescuers after walker sledged to safety



A sledge was used to rescue a walker from a snow-covered Cumbrian mountain after he slipped on ice.
There was a race against time to reach the 44-year-old man because of the threat of hypothermia.
Helvellyn and other high fells are in "winter condition" covered with snow and ice.
The rescue from Nethermost Pike - part of the Helvellyn range - has prompted a fresh reminder to walkers to have the correct equipment to head out on the fells.
Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 1.15pm yesterday to the incident after the man slipped on ice and suffered a serious lower leg injury... read more

 
14 January 2018 in Regional North West , Views: 34
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