The group was coming down from Clough Head when the incident happened

The group was coming down from Clough Head when the incident happened

Two students were rescued from a Lake District fellside after suffering asthma attacks.

The pair were with a group from an outdoor centre coming down from Clough Head on Wednesday when one of the students began suffering from what appeared to be a serious attack.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly before 3pm and members drove up the Old Coach Road, a track on the northern flanks of the 726m (2,382ft) fell to meet the group.

A team spokesperson said: “The weather was cold and wet, and the group was suffering somewhat from the cold.

“The team immediately despatched a first vehicle, and followed it up with a Sprinter which could be used to provide a rewarming facility as well as transport.

“The situation escalated somewhat when a second student began to suffer the same symptoms whilst the team was en route, but within a short while the situation was stabilised.

“The two casualties were taken down by Land Rover to meet with an ambulance at Hill Top Farm, and they were then taken to the Cumberland Infirmary for treatment.”

The team’s second vehicle then took the rest of the group down the hill to meet up with minibuses from the centre.

The two-hour rescue involved 20 volunteer members of the Keswick team.

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