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Kendal Mountain Rescue Team aids man with injured knee
10:50am Monday 28th October 2013 in News
A TEAM of 15 volunteers from Kendal Mountain Rescue worked through strong winds to rescue a man who had injured himself on the fells above Dent.
The team were clearing up at the end of medical training at base yesterday (Sunday October 29) when they were contacted by the police.
They were asked to attend a male walker with a painful knee injury high on Long Bank to the west of Dent.
The man, thought to be in his 50s, had been walking with a group of 14 members of the Southport Ramblers group.
The location was difficult to access and required a combination of off-road driving and long steep ascents with heavy loads and the weather on the top deteriorated as the rescue went on.
The casualty was treated by team members and evacuated buy stretcher over very steep and difficult ground to a waiting County Ambulance at Corn Close.
Kendal Mountain Rescue was also assisted by the Cave Rescue Organisation.
Team Leader, Eddie Harrison said: “We were called at 2.45pm and the rescue went on until 8.30pm.
"It took six hours for the rescue to be completed, with the man carried down the fells by stretcher.
"It was a very windy and muddy night and was quite a difficult rescue because of the weather.”
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