Ullswater, scene of the rescue

Ullswater, scene of the rescue

Mountain rescuers today went to the aid of a paddler who had capsized in a Cumbrian lake.

The 42-year-old, from Cleveleys, Lancashire, was pulled from the water by family members and a local resident after his canoe capsized on Ullswater. Members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were alerted by Cumbria Constabulary to the incident.

The North East Air Ambulance and a paramedic from the North West Ambulance Service also attended the incident.

A spokesperson for Patterdale MRT said: “The casualty was assessed and taken to the Patterdale mountain rescue centre by mountain rescue for further treatment. He was then transported by county ambulance to the Patterdale playing field and transferred to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, by the air ambulance.

“It is believed that the man was suffering from immersion hypothermia.”

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