It's been a busy start to December, with three rescues on Sunday by Keswick Mountain Rescue Team:
Location: Whinlatter Forest
Callout Time: 11.02
Sheet ice over slate bedrock caused a 37 year old mountain biker to crash on the south red route at Whinlatter Forest. A resulting nasty ankle dislocation was treated at the scene before the casualty was stretchered to the team Land Rover and driven to an awaiting ambulance.
Location: Hause Gate, Cat Bells
Callout Time: 14.55
Another ankle injury following a slip. A 65 year old woman was with a group of walkers on the descent path from Hause Gate on Catbells towards Manesty when the incident occurred. Team members were dispatched and on arrival splinted the ankle and stretchered her down to the road. Her friends then drove her to hospital for further checks.
Location: Force Crag
Callout Time: 15.50
A group of university students were descending the track from Coledale Hause towards Force Crag Mine at the head of the Coledale Valley when a female in the party slipped and went over on her ankle breaking her lateral malleolus. After calling 999 to ask for Mountain Rescue her companions stayed with her to keep her warm whilst awaiting rescue. A local fell running lady also stopped to offer assistance. The team, not long back from callout number two of the day, drove up to the mine above Braithwaite and made their way to the casualty. The track was icy, as were the stepping stones across the beck. The injured ankle was immobilised before the casualty was stretchered back to one of the vehicles. The female was driven down to Braithwaite to rendezvous with the ambulance.