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Climber airlifted to hospital from fell top

A man was airlifted to hospital after falling while walking in the Lake District earlier today.

The man suffered leg injuries when he slipped on Hart Crag close to Place Fell where he was hiking with friends and family.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out by the North West Ambulance Service.

They were on a practice exercise nearby and were able to reach the injured man quickly.

The man was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary aboard an RAF helicopter for treatment.

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WATCH: Essentials for fell-walking in winter conditions

Walking in the fells amid winter conditions can be extremely dangerous. Every year people are seriously injured or even killed.

If you're thinking of heading out in bad weather, rememeber that conditions can be treacherous when there's ice and snow around and it's vital to have the right equipment to stay safe:

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