Reject quarry tests, say campaigners

A quarry company should not be allowed to sink boreholes on part of Dartmoor, a campaign group says.Kate AshbrookThe Open Spaces Society has lodged an objection to the plan to create four boreholes on common land at Yennadon Down, near Dousland.

11 August 2008

Lakes crag man's identity confirmed

Lake District police have confirmed the identity of a man found at the foot of a crag in Buttermere.The body of Simon Bally was found on Tuesday at the foot of Striddle Crag on Fleetwith Pike by members of the Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team.

21 August 2008

Injured climber airlifted from cliff

A seriously injured climber was plucked from a cliff-face after a fall yesterday.The man fell about 5m (15 feet) on to a ledge while abseiling about 9pm last night at Porthlethen, south of Aberdeen.

25 August 2008

Rescue helicopters grounded by safety scare

Rescue helicopters in the North of England have been grounded following safety concerns.Both of the Yorkshire Air Ambulances and one of the Great North Air Ambulances are out of action after a potential fault was found in the McDonnell Douglas 902 series, which are also used by five police forces and helicopter ambulance services in London, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.Last week, the Great North Ambulance twice airlifted members of Patterdale Moutain Rescue teams to incidents in the Lake District, and took casualties to hospital.It is thought an internal fan system in the tail of the aircraft belonging to the London Air Ambulance developed a fault.

12 August 2008

Mountain rescuer goes to partner's aid after fall

A mountain rescuer had to put his skills to work when his partner fell while bouldering on a sea stack.Bob Kerr, a member of Assynt Mountain Rescue Team, was first on the scene when Anna Luzinska, 25, was injured in a 3m (10ft) fall on to rocks at Strathy Beach, Sutherland.

26 August 2008

Crib Goch fall man named

The walker who fell to his death from Crib Goch last Friday has been named.David Stafford, of Barrowby, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, was pronounced dead at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor after being airlifted from the mountainside.

03 September 2008


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