Patterdale, where rescuers fielded three simultaneous callouts on Saturday afternoon

Patterdale, where rescuers fielded three simultaneous callouts on Saturday afternoon

A mountain rescue team was called to aid a spectator at a cricket match after she was hit on the head by the ball.

The callout was one of three fielded by the Patterdale team on Saturday afternoon, with more conventional outdoor incidents also keeping them busy.

Police first contacted the volunteers to help a walker from Manchester who had severe cramp and was unable to continue.

The 36-year-old was coming down from Caudale Moor when he was immobilised by the condition and could make the descent.

A Patterdale MRT spokesperson said: “While the team were dealing with this incident, they were called to the aid of a woman who had been hit on the head by a cricket ball.

“The woman, who was hurt while watching cricket match being played close to the team’s base, was treated by team members until being handed over to the ambulance service.”

As team members were dealing with the two incidents, they were contacted with a third request for help when a 13-year-old boy fell and hit his head.

The spokesperson said: “The boy was with a group on Oxford Crag, who managed to walk him to the road where he was seen by a Patterdale team member before being taken to hospital.

“Being called to multiple incidents isn’t unusual, but requires the full range of equipment and vehicles that the team always has on stand-by. Patterdale team was aided by members of Penrith MRT during these three incidents.”

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