The stranded paraglider is lowered down snow slopes in the Red Gill area of Grasmoor above Crummock Water, with a team member cutting steps

The stranded paraglider is lowered down snow slopes in the Red Gill area of Grasmoor above Crummock Water, with a team member cutting steps. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

A stranded paraglider was rescued from a Lakeland fell after getting stuck on steep icy ground.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 2.45pm today to rescue the paraglider near the summit of Grasmoor.

While the team was dealing with the flier, who was uninjured, they were called to help a walker on Robinson who had hurt her leg while coming down from the fell to Buttermere Moss.

The 53-year-old woman slipped on steep grass, suffering an injury to her lower leg.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out to help on the second injury, and the woman was stretchered down the fellside to a waiting ambulance.

Nineteen Cockermouth MRT members took part in the rescues.

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