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Two call-outs for Coniston Mountain Rescue Team
4:03pm Thursday 5th July 2012 in News
An epliteptic teenager was assisted by the Coniston Mountain Rescue Team after suffering a fit this afternoon.
The young man was walking in the Tilberthwaite Ghyll area near Coniston when the incident happened.
After recovering from the seizure he was able to walk off the fell, escorted by the MRT.
The team also assisted an army training group member yesterday, who had slipped on his way to Coniston Old Man and suffered a possible leg fracture.
Air Ambulance attempted to assist with the evacuation but had to turn back due to the low cloud and mist.
Coniston Mountain Rescue Team faced a long and difficult rescue with steep ground, boulder obstacles and damp weather, but the casualty was evacuated safely down the mountain.
The whole call out deployed over 20 rescue team members and took four hours.