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Buttermere shore rescue

A 61 year-old woman was taken to hospital by air ambulance following a fall on the Buttermere lakeshore path.

The woman fell on a rock step on Saturday and was treated by the Great North Air Ambulance doctor and paramedic before being carried to the helicopter by Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team.

The woman was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary with suspected spinal injuries.


Woman flown to hospital with hypothermia

Great North Air Ambulance, Troutbeck Bridge. Credit: Viewer photograph

A 56-year-old woman from Bradford has been taken to hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance after falling ill with hypothermia at Troutbeck Bridge near Windermere in the Lake District.

The Pride of Cumbria flew the patient to a hospital in Barrow at 9.30am. She is said to be in a stable condition.

Paraglider injured in Lake District

Great North Air Ambulance, Stye Head Tarn

A paraglider is recovering in hospital after falling 60 feet when his canopy collapsed at Stye Head Tarn near Keswick.

The 25 year-old from Northamptonshire was airlifted to hospital by the Great North air Ambulance with pelvic and back injuries.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team helped to get the man to the helicopter, he was then flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

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Injured climber flown to hospital by GNAA

GNAA on the scene in Borrowdale Credit: GNAA

A CLIMBER from Newcastle was taken to hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance with serious back and leg injuries after falling in the Lake District.

The man was rescued by Keswick Mountain Rescue Team after falling 15 metres when attempting a climb on Shepherds Cragg, Borrowdale.

A spokesman for the GNAA said: "Aircrew Paramedics assessed and treated the patient for injuries and Keswick MRT extricated the patient from the bottom of the cragg to the helicopter. The patient was flown to hospital."

The man is recovering at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

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Man rescued after fall in Borrowdale

A 21 year-old man was taken to hospital suffering with chest and arm injuries after he fell when climbing in Borrowdale.

Keswick Mountain Rescue team carried the injured man to the Pride of Cumbria Air Ambulance. He was then flown to hospital in Whitehaven.

The helicopter team were called at 12.15pm