Sometimes you have an accident, only to discover that you are surrounded by dogs and people in red jackets! This is what happened in the Howgills this afternoon as a paraglider received a lower leg injury following a heavy landing. Fortunately, handlers and dogs from Lake District Mountain Rescue Searchdogs were training in the same area.
We deployed Mobile 4 to provide medical equipment and a stretcher, while NWAS deployed Helimed 08 to take the casualty to hospital. It is not often that so many individuals from the Lakes Teams get to work together in a situation like this. Searchdog teams involved included: Kendal, Keswick, Patterdale, Kirkby Stephen, Duddon, Cockermouth, Penrith, Coniston and Wasdale.