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Thursday, 21 August 2014

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Man airlifted to Carlisle hospital after ladder fall

A 51-year-old man has been flown to Carlisle hospital after falling from a ladder.

Pride of Cumbria photo
The air ambulance at the scene

The Pride of Cumbria air ambulance airlifted the man - who had head and arm injuries - to the Cumberland Infirmary this morning.

The man, from Cheshire, had been painting at Grisedale Bridge, Glenridding, when he fell from the ladder at about 10.30am.

The helicopter was called by the North West Ambulance Service. The man was treated at the scene by paramedics and a doctor before being taken to the infirmary, where he was said to be stable on arrival.

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