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Pride of Cumbria attends fall in Pike of Carrs

The Pride of Cumbria attending another call on Green Gable Credit: GNAAS

A 67-year-old man was treated by the Great North Air Ambulance after he fell while walking the the Langdale Valley yesterday afternoon.

The ambulance was called to the scene at Pike of Carrs and worked with Langdale Mountain Rescue team to help the man, who had dislocated both of his knees.

He was treated by a doctor at the scene before being flown to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.


Woman airlifted to hospital in Carlisle

Buttermere Credit: Lindsey Wilkinson

A woman has been airlifted to hospital, after sustaining a serious ankle injury near Buttermere.

The 53-year-old, from Doncaster, slipped while walking on the Scale Beck footpath.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called, and the Great North Air Ambulance was able to drop a paramedic near by.

After the woman's injury was treated she was carried on a stretcher to a Royal Navy Seaking Helicopter, and airlifted to hospital in Carlisle.

Air ambulance called to mountain biking accident

Great North Air Ambulance. Credit: Great North Air Ambulance.

The Great North Air Ambulance has been called to rescue a mountain biker who was injured on a track above the Whinlatter visitor's centre.

The young man, whose age is listed as between five and eleven, injured his leg at around 12pm on Tuesday 24 March.

The aircrew doctor and paramedic team assessed his injuries, which weren't as serious as had been thought.

He was then carried to a waiting land ambulance by Keswick Mountain Rescue Team, and taken to hospital.

Great North Air Ambulance called to Old Man of Coniston

The Great North Air Ambulance Service at the scene yesterday. Credit: GNAAS

At around 12.30pm yesterday, the Great North Air Ambulance Service was called to the aid of walker who had fallen on the Old Man of Coniston in the Lake District.

The 64-year-old man, from Ulverston, sustained a dislocated shoulder, facial injuries and was suffering from hypothermia.

He was treated by Coniston Mountain Rescue Team and the GNAAS doctor and paramedic crew, before being flown to Furness General Hospital. He arrived in a stable condition.


Air Ambulance called to help child

The Great North Air Ambulance arriving at the scene Credit: GNAA

The Great North Air Ambulance were called to help an injured three-year-old in the Langley Castle area.

The Langwathby team assisted the North East Ambulance Service after the child fell through the bannister of a stairwell.

At the scene, the Aircrew Doctor and Paramedic assessed and treated the child before flying both the mother and child to a hospital in Newcastle.

Motorsport legend races to the rescue

Motorsport legend John Surtees OBE is helping secure the future of the Great North Air Ambulance's new project Credit: Henry Surtees Foundation

Former motorsport world champion John Surtees OBE has stepped in to help secure the future of the Great North Air Ambulance's new project to carry blood.

On Monday, it was announced that the service would carry blood for the first time, enabling it to perform life-saving transfusions.

Now the founder of the Henry Surtees Foundation has come forward to say that it will help with the costs of equipment faced by the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

"With a background in motorpsort, I have spent my life chasing time round the race tracks of the world.

"I know that every second counts and none more so than for the air ambulance services when accidents or illnesses occur."

– John Surtees OBE, founder of the Henry Surtees Foundation

Great North Air Ambulance to store blood supplies

The Great North Air Ambulance attending a call out in Northumberland Credit: GNAA

Blood for life saving transfusions will now be kept onboard the Great North Air Ambulance.

It is the result of a partnership with the charity BloodBikes whose drivers will deliver the blood to the ambulance in a temperature controlled bag on the back of their motorbikes.

It is based on methods first used in Afghanistan.

It previously wasn't possible due to the difficulty in storing blood on the helicopters. It is hoped many lives will be saved by this new scheme.

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