Icy walkways are another source of danger for people of all ages. A walker was injured when he slipped on ice in the Lake District was rescued by an RAF helicopter.
Mountain rescue teams responded to a call for help and were sent to the high level traverse area located between Robinson’s Cairn and Looking Stead after the victim hit his head during the fall.
The injured person is in 40’s who is from the Leeds area. He was immediately airlifted to Whitehaven Hospital after accident which happened Saturday evening. As of today, his condition is not known.
Used in this rescued was the able team of Sea King from RAF Valley who are known for their excellent sk9ill in flying.
The RAF crew had proved crucial when it comes to this type of job, said Chris Cookson, from Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team (MRT). He said that if they hadn’t been able to winch the casualty up it would have been quite a long evacuation for us. It was excellent flying all the way for the RAF.
There were 15 members of Cockermouth MRT attended along with 14 from Wasdale MRT.
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