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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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Climbers hurt in two Lakeland falls

THE Pride of Cumbria air ambulance and mountain rescuers from Keswick were called to help at the scene of two separate climbing accidents earlier today.

The first was at Black Cragg in Borrowdale where a woman, thought to be in her 20s, had fallen whilst climbing shortly before 11am.

She suffered lower leg injuries and was treated at the scene by members of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team and medics from the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

She was then winched from the scene by an RAF helicopter and flown to hospital in Carlisle for treatment.

Her injuries have been described as non life threatening.

Later on, around 2pm, the air ambulance was called to help Keswick volunteers at Castle Rock, Thirlmere, where a 48-year-old climber had fallen.

The man, from Lincoln, sustained head and back injuries.

He too was winched from the scene and flown to hospital in Carlisle by an RAF helicopter.

 

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