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Man 'critical' after Kirkstone Pass crash

Kirkstone Pass Credit: Google Maps

A man is critically ill in hospital after a crash on Kirkstone Pass in the Lake District.

The Great North Air Ambulance were called out at 5.30pm yesterday (Friday, June 17th) after a 29-year-old man from Newcastle fell from his bike.

He was put in an induced coma and flown to Preston where his condition was described as 'critical'.


12-year-old taken to hospital after rugby injury

The Great North Air Ambulance at Wigton Rugby club Credit: ITV News Border

A 12-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with suspected spinal injuries after being hurt during a rugby match in Wigton.

The Great North's Air Ambulance was called to help the ambulance service.

The boy was treated at the scene before being taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle by road ambulance.

Man seriously injured after 500-foot Helvellyn fall

The man is in critical condition. Credit: ITV Border

A man has been seriously injured after falling five hundred feet from Helvellyn.

The Great North Air Ambulance was called on Saturday afternoon, after the man in his thirties fell from Swirral Edge into Brown Cove.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were also called out, as well as the coastguard helicopter. They say the man fell while descending Helvellyn.

He was treated for severe injuries to his head, neck, spine and chest and flown to hospital in Newcastle.

He is described as being in critical condition.


Elderly man crushed in Penrith farm incident

The Pride of Cumbria Credit: GNAAS

An elderly man has been air-lifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after an incident on a farm near Penrith.

The Great North Air Ambulance were called to the scene at Reagill, where there were reports a man had been crushed between a car and a building.

The man was treated for multiple injuries before being flown to hospital in Newcastle.

His condition is said to be stable.

Man airlifted to hospital after A66 crash

The car overturned. Credit: GNAAS
Emergency services at the scene. Credit: GNAAS

A man has been airlifted to hospital after spending six hours lying injured in the cold, following a crash on the A66.

The Great North Air Ambulance was called to help after the 47-year-old man lost control of his car at around 1am this morning.

But it took around six hours before he was found by a passerby who raised the alarm.

He was treated at the scene by NWAS paramedics and the GNAAS trauma team for hypothermia as well as chest and pelvic injuries.

He was then flown to the major trauma centre in Preston, where he remains in a stable condition.

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