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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Husband and wife injured after slipping 20m down Cumbria crag

A HUSBAND and wife slipped 20m down a crag this afternoon and needed airlifting off a mountain.

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The husband and wife were airlifted off the mountain to a waiting ambulance.

The man, aged 50, sustained a head injury and his wife suffered injuries to her elbows, as a result of the fall at Brown Cove Crag, Helvellyn.

The Pride of Cumbria helicopter, from the Great North Air Ambulance Service, was dispatched to the mountain at noon.

The couple, from Walsall, were assessed and treated by the aircrew, before being carried to the helicopter by Keswick Mountain Rescue Team.

The pair were then airlifted to a waiting ambulance who took them to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

The injuries are described as non life-threatening.

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