Paraglider Injured After Crashing in the Lake District

Langdale Ambleside MRT on Sunday 16th April got reports that a person had fallen 30 metres down from the summit of Harrison Stickle in the Lake District. However moments later a call came in to say it was in fact a crashed paraglider.

With low level clouds they couldn’t ask the helicopter for assistance so 23 team members made their way to the scene.

Due to where the paraglider had crashed, the team needed to do a full rope rescue to get access to the ledge where he was located. Luckily the team had done full rope rescue on Saturday, meaning they got to put this practice into a real life situation just 24 hours later.

Image Source: Langdale Ambleside MRT

Once the team got to the injured paraglider they were amazed to find he had only suffered an ankle and shoulder injury.  

The team then packaged the casualty and made their way down to their vehicles.

A spokesperson said “Incredible efforts by all the team members and other agencies involved! We would like to wish the casualty a speedy recovery.”

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