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Thursday, 21 August 2014

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Elderly woman airlifted to hospital

An elderly woman had to airlifted to hospital after falling and breaking her ankle while out walking.

It happened at Scale Force, Buttermere, at 1.30pm today.

The 72-year-old, from Cockermouth, was treated at the scene by medics from Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team and the Great North Air Ambulance.

She was then flown to the Cumberland Infirmary by the Pride of Cumbria air ambulance. She did not sustain any other injuries.

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