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Three rescued from Ullswater footpath during Lakeland running event
10:39am Monday 4th November 2013 in News
THREE runners taking part in an event in Ullswater had to be rescued from the same footpath during a five-hour operation.
Sixteen team members from Patterdale Mountain Rescue team were called out on Sunday after two men and a woman got into difficulties during the Lakeland Trails Event.
The first incident occurred at around 11am when a 33-year-old male, from Manchester, injured his ankle on the Howtown to Patterdale lake shore path.
The team launched their boat, ‘Patrick Scotty’, to access him and he was treated at the scene, stretchered down the fell and transferred across the lake to a waiting ambulance.
While dealing with the first incident, a 35-year-old woman from Oswestry slipped around three kilometres away on the same footpath and fractured her wrist.
After calling for help she made her way to a farmhouse where she was met and treated by a team member and transferred to hospital by ambulance.
As the team were dealing with the second incident, they received a third callout to a 55-year-old man from North Yorkshire who had fallen, injuring his knee and sustaining cuts and bruises to his face.
He was treated by the team and stretchered off the mountain to a waiting Landrover.
He was then transferred to Patterdale MRT base where he was met by his family before onward transfer to hospital.
In total sixteen team members were involved for over five hours.
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