Monday, 05 October 2015

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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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Is it time to reintroduce the dog licence?

Yes - It would certainly make people more responsible about looking after their pets

No - Some people will just abandon dogs whether they've paid for a licence or not

Maybe - but also all dogs should be microchipped and tagged so owners can be traced

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