Cumbria walker airlifted to hospital after plunging from the top of a waterfall
Last updated at 16:47, Tuesday, 05 August 2014
A WALKER was airlifted to hospital this afternoon with chest and possible spinal injuries after plunging from a Cumbria waterfall.
North West Ambulance Service alerted Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team at 1.42pm that the male had fallen from above Aira Force.
On arrival, the man was found to be injured and lying at the foot of the falls. He had sustained injuries to his chest and was treated for possible spinal injuries.
The team lowered an air ambulance paramedic and team members to the casualty site. He was then treated on scene and placed in a vacuum mattress and then onto a stretcher.
The man was then hoisted out of the stream and up a steep banking before transfer to the NWAA.
Eight team members were involved for approximately three hours in total.
First published at 16:39, Tuesday, 05 August 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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