An injured walker was airlifted from the site near Burnmoor Tarn

An injured walker was airlifted from the site near Burnmoor Tarn

A Lake District rescue team received four calls for help in less than nine hours.

The team was alerted to two injured walkers, as well as six people and a dog lost on the fells.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team’s busy night began yesterday when a walker suffered a broken ankle near Burnmoor Tarn, between Eskdale and Wasdale.

The team was called out about 5.15pm. While volunteers were making their way to the site near Bullatt Bridge, they received word that an air ambulance had been able to airlift the walker from the hill and the rescue team members aborted their operation.

Police then contacted the team about 6pm to say a group of four people – and a dog- were lost near to Esk Hause.

A team spokesperson said: “We were unable to contact them due to a poor signal. They were given time to turn up and we stood down when it was confirmed that they were in Borrowdale.”

While the Wasdale team was on alert for the lost walkers, they received another call for help from a man who had injured his ankle on the screes on the nose of Lingmell.

The team made its way up on to the fell after it was called out about 7.40pm and stretchered him to the road below. He was then taken to an ambulance at Gosforth. The rescue, which took about 2¾ hours, involved 19 volunteer team members.

At 1.40am on Thursday, the team was alerted again, this time to a woman and her son who were lost on Great Gable.

The team spokesperson said: “Again there was no phone reception to gather further information.

“A search dog and handler were dispatched and the pair were found close to the Gavel Neese intake wall.”

Three team members took part in the 2½-hour rescue.

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