The family of a teenager who died following a collision in Cumbria have paid tribute to a “very beautiful girl.”
Cumbria Police raid arrest a 3rd alleged "whistleblower" over leaked details of a crime commissioner's £700 trips in chauffeur-driven limo
A fashion show is being organised in memory of Alice Pyne, the campaigning teen who died of leukaemia
– Cumbria Police
Cumbria Police can confirm that at approximately 4pm today, they attended an incident at Lake Windermere, where it was reported that three people on a private on a boat on Lake Windermere were having serious breathing difficulties.
Police attended along with an ambulance crew. A 36-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl, both from the Leyland area, were treated at the scene and then air lifted to Royal Lancaster Infirmary, unfortunately both have since tragically died.
A man, who was also on the boat, is still receiving treatment at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.
A woman and a young girl have died and a man was seriously ill tonight after suffering breathing difficulties on a boat.
The alarm was raised at around 4pm when Cumbria Police and an ambulance were called to a private boat at Lake Windermere in the Lake District.
A 36-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl, both from the Leyland area of Lancashire, were treated at the scene and then air-lifted to Royal Lancaster Infirmary, where both have since died.
The man, who was also on the boat, was still receiving treatment at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Cumbria Police said.
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is visiting Cumbria today.
Prince Charles will be visiting the historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale where he will tour the market and local shops, before meeting stall holders, shopkeepers and locals.
He will also pay a visit to St Mary's Church in the town, which dates back to the 12th century.
Police in Cumbria are appealing for help to trace 54-year-old Derrick Matthews who they want to speak to in connection with a series of charity box thefts across the county.
Officers are investigating six separate incidents of charity box thefts across South Cumbria. Police enquiries began when a charity donation box was stolen from the Queens Hotel in Ambleside on 29th January 2013.
This was followed by the theft of more charity boxes on the 26th February from the bar of the Watermill Inn in Ings, Kendal; The Royal Oak in Ambleside and the Highwayman near Kirkby Lonsdale.
Police want to speak to Matthews as they believe he may have information about these incidents.
Anyone who knows of Matthews’ whereabouts is asked to contact PC Neil Danby or Carlisle CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Cumbria Police have released a list of roads that remain closed following the severe weather this weekend:
- A6 from Shap Toll Bar to Kendal Caravans
- A595 Holmrook to Millom
- A595 Millom to Bootle
- A592 Kirkstone Pass
- A686 at Hartside
- A5091 at Dockray
- A683 Closed in places
- B6276 between Brough to Middleton in Teasdale
- B6259 at Kirby Stephen Garsdale
- B6277 Alston to Middleton in Teasdale
- B5322 St Johns in the vale
- C2011 Pattenfoot to Boltongate
- U2136 Clea Hill to Park End
- U2131 Bankside to Catlands
- U2132 Carlisle Gate to Catlands
- C2021 Aughertree to Uldale
- U2156 Linewath to Townhead Hesket
- U2111 Prior Hall Mill
- C2011 Bankside Boltongate
- U2121 Highside to Bassenthwaite
- U2118 Highside to Uldale
One lane is closed on the M6 Northbound in Cumbria for emergency repairs after a fatal crash.
Two lorry drivers died in the accident involving eight vehicles near Burton-in-Kendal during yesterday morning's rush hour.
One lane remains closed this morning for resurfacing between junction 35 and 36.
A 10-year-old boy from Preston sustained serious injuries after falling 165ft (50m) down a snow-covered mountain.
The child was climbing down Swirral Edge ridge on Helvellyn in the Lake District with his father when he slipped on a steep slope, Patterdale mountain rescue said.
A doctor and paramedic were dropped on the ridge by an air ambulance, and rescuers made their way to the boy.
He was conscious, but doctors suspected he had pelvic and head injuries, and he was placed on a vacuum mattress.
The boy, his father and a doctor were winched into an RAF Sea King helicopter, which flew them to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.