The Patterdale team was called to three separate incidents across its area

The Patterdale team was called to three separate incidents across its area

A Lake District rescue team was called out three times in one day to help members of the public in difficulties.

Two women who suffered strokes in separate incidents were among alerts for the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team on Sunday.

The first call came about midday when a walker collapsed in Glencoyne. The team went to the aid of the 58-year-old from Chorley in Lancashire, and the Great North Air Ambulance flew to the scene.

The woman, who was suspected of having a stroke, was examined and treated by a doctor and paramedic from the helicopter and the team stretchered her to the aircraft, which flew her to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

Later that afternoon, Patterdale MRT members helped another woman who had a suspected stroke while at the Inn on the Lake in Glenridding. She was given immediate care until an ambulance arrived to take her to hospital.

As the incident ended, the team was called out to help three walkers who got lost while on a route between Howtown and Patterdale.

The Team used the Sarloc smartphone system to pinpoint their position and they were helped from the fell by Patterdale MRT volunteers.

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