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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Woman airlifted to hospital after fall from horse in Cumbria

A 40-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital after falling off a horse.

The woman, from Torpenhow, suffered leg and pelvic injuries after the fall on land north of Coniston.

Her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

She was flown to the Furness General Hospital in Barrow for treatment by the crew of the Pride of Cumbria helicopter, which is operated by the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

It is understood the woman was horse riding with friends and family at the time.

The incident happened at around lunchtime on Saturday. She was treated at the scene by paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service and the air ambulance before she was flown to hospital.

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