Cockermouth team members in the rescue on Fleetwith Pike. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Cockermouth team members in the rescue on Fleetwith Pike. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell in one of two callouts in the same day for a mountain rescue team.

The Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at about 1.35pm yesterday, Saturday, after the man slipped on Fleetwith Pike.

The walker, from Wigan, dislocated his shoulder while coming down from the 648m (2,126ft) at the head of Buttermere.

Conditions underfoot were snowy and icy at the time.

He was treated at the scene by one of the team’s doctors and then stretchered to a point where a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter from HMS Gannet in Ayrshire was able to winch the injured man on board and fly him to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

The Cockermouth team enlisted the help of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team when it was called out to the second incident, in which a man slipped while coming down to Wind Gap from Pillar.

The walker is stretchered from Pillar. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

The walker is stretchered from Pillar. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

The walker suffered injuries to his ribs and elbow after a long slide down snow on the 892m (2,927ft) mountain.

Members of the RAF Leeming Mountain Rescue Team, who were also on the fell, helped carry the man from the hill.

The two incidents involved 30 members of the Cockermouth team.

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