Blencathra (16)

Callout Date: 25/02/2024
Callout Time: 2:02 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT, RAF MRT, GNAAS, Coastguard helicopter

Cumbria Police received a number of calls from walkers who had witnessed a paraglider crash near Foule Crag on Blencathra. Helimed 58 and the Coastguard helicopter quickly deployed and lifted Keswick team members close to the casualty location. RAF Mountain Rescue Service were training in the area and also responded. A Helimed doctor and Keswick team member were lowered to the paraglider pilot but unfortunately nothing could be done to save the man.

Our thoughts and deepest condolences go to the man’s family and friends. He was a well known figure in the lakes paragliding community, and a friend to a number of Keswick MRT members.

Many thanks to the rapid response and support from H58, Coastguard helicopter and RAF MRT.

22 team members – 3 hours 44 minutes


Lodore Gill (15)
Blease Fell, Blencathra (17)