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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Cumbrian woman thrown from horse airlifted to Newcastle hospital

A 19-year-old from Alston was airlifted to hospital after she was thrown from a horse.

She was riding in fields near the town when the incident happened at around 5.15pm yesterday (Wednesday).

She suffered head injuries, which knocked her unconscious and damaged her pelvis.

The Great North Air Ambulance’s Guardian of the North helicopter was called to the scene.

Crew members stabilised the woman and then flew her to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

Her condition was described as “serious” but “stable”.

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