Man critical after collapsing at Ashness Bridge

Man critical after collapsing at Ashness Bridge

A man has been flown to hospital after collapsing at Ashness Bridge near Derwent Water in the Lake District.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to assist the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) at 11:10am today, Thursday 12 October after a man, aged in his 70s suffered a medical collapse.

A spokesman for GNAAS said: “The patient was assessed and treated by NWAS paramedics and the GNAAS paramedic and doctor team before being flown to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.”

His condition on arrival at hospital was described as critical.