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Monday, 21 April 2014

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Cumbrian rugby player airlifted to hospital

A teenager was flown to hospital after suffering a neck injury while playing rugby.

The 18-year-old, from Carlisle, was airlifted to the Cumberland Infirmary when he was hurt in Penrith.

A spokesman for the Great North Air Ambulance said: “The doctor and paramedic on board, along with a North West Ambulance Service paramedic, treated the patient before he was flown to hospital in Carlisle.”

The teen was said to have non-life threatening injuries and was stable on arrival at hospital. The air ambulance was called out at 5pm on Saturday.

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