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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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Carlisle man rescued after collapsing on fell

A Carlisle man in his 60s has been airlifted to hospital after collapsing while on his way up Helvellyn.

Members of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team called out the crew of the Pride of Cumbria air ambulance to help convey the man to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

The rescuers were called at 10am today to Brown Cove Craggs.

Mountain rescuers and a paramedic from the North West Ambulance Service made an initial assessment of the walker before transporting him to the air ambulance.

The Pride of Cumbria on board doctor made another assessment of the casualty before the walker was flown to hospital. The Great North Air Ambulance Service say the man's condition is serious.

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