A 62-YEAR-OLD man who had suffered a wasp sting was assisted off the fells by members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team this afternoon.

The man was out walking with a group close to High Dodd above Ullswater when he was attacked by the insect.

He was located and treated at the scene by team members and was able to walk off the hill. Members of Penrith MRT transported the man back to his car at Patterdale.


Earlier the team was called by Cumbria Police to assist a young woman having an asthma attack while out walking with a group. She was treated by a North West Ambulance Service doctor who arrived by helicopter.

Once stabilised, the girl was stretched from the location to the waiting team Landrover and taken back to the rescue centre in Patterdale where she was handed over to a ambulance and taken to the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, for further treatment.