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Leg Injury Aira Force

June 6, 2022

June 4, 2022 1.20 pm

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called by Cumbria Police at 13.20hrs Saturday 4th June reporting that a woman in her sixties had fallen whilst walking at Aira Force.

10 team members attended the scene where they found the lady sat on a bench.  On speaking to her they established that she had tripped on some tree roots and fallen, injuring her leg. She was examined and given pain relief as she was in considerable pain, placed onto a stretcher and carried back down to the main road where she was able to get into her colleague’s car and then travel to hospital to get checked over as it was suspected she has sustained a possible hamstring injury in the fall.  

The rescue lasted just over 1.5 hours and was the second rescue the team has dealt with over the Bank holiday to that point.