All 2500 runners in Lake District race accounted for after flood
Sunday, October 26, 2008
The police reported that all participants were located by 2:25pm GMT. The RAF was called in for helicopter rescues and retrieved five runners. Most runners sheltered overnight at sites including the Honister Slate Mine, Cockermouth Sheep and Wool Centre, Glaramar Outdoor Pursuit Centre and Cockermouth School after torrential rains flooded the Cumbria fell marathon course.
Thirteen participants were taken to hospital to be treated for hypothermia and minor injuries including a woman washed into a river by the flooding who was rescued by fellow runners and a 52-year old Nottingham man who slipped and broke his leg.
- "1700 runners still unaccounted for in Lake District following flood" — Wikinews, October 26, 2008
- "Missing mountain runners located" — , October 26, 2008
- "1,700 Lakes fell race runners unaccounted for after floods" — , October 26, 2008