Two of the incidents happened at Swirl Hawse above Levers Water

Two of the incidents happened at Swirl Hawse above Levers Water

A Lake District rescue team was called out three times in one day to deal with incidents over the bank holiday weekend.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team responded to a call for help shortly before 1pm on Saturday when a walker fell ill while on the fell above Torver.

The man, in his 60s, was with family and friends when he became unwell. Eight Coniston team members went to the scene and treated him before stretchering him down to one of their Land Rover ambulances.

He was then transferred to a North West Ambulance Service vehicle which took him to Furness General Hospital in Barrow-in-Furness.

Within three minutes of the team’s first call, members marshalling the Coniston Fell Race were alerted to one of the runners who had fallen near Swirl Hawse and broken her arm badly.

A team spokesperson said: “Members treated the lady and assisted her to one of the team’s vehicles at Levers Water. She was later taken to Furness General Hospital by ambulance.”

Thirteen team members returned to Swirl Hawse about 5.25pm that day to aid a woman who fell while walking with her husband near the site above Coppermines Valley.

The woman was treated for an ankle injury and stretchered off the fell by team members down to the dam at Levers Water.

She was transferred to the North West Air Ambulance which airlifted her to hospital in Barrow-in-Furness.

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