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Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Injured walker airlifted to hospital after Lakes fall

A fell walker has been airlifted to hospital in Preston after being seriously injured in a fall in the Lake District.

 

The accident happened at 2.40pm today.

Cumbria Police say they were called to the scene of the accident, at Pavey Ark, Great Langdale, and they have confirmed that the man involved is in his late 30s.

He suffered serious head injuries and was flown to the Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

The rescue involved an RAF Sea King helicopter, an air ambulance, and Langdale Mountain Rescue Team.

Police are making enquiries but they say that they are not at this time treating the accident as suspicious.

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