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Woman seriously injured in Lacy’s Caves fall

7035[A]t 1:30pm today, Monday 27 June the Pride Of Cumbria air ambulance was called today to assist Penrith Mountain Rescue Team and NWAS after a woman had fallen approx 30ft down a rocky embankment on the River Eden near to Lacy’s Caves.

The aircrew Doctor and Paramedic team where dropped off by the helicopter and had to make their way on foot through a woods and then scramble down to the patients location.

The woman, aged in her 50s and from the Carlisle area was treated for head, neck and arm injuries whilst the pilot ferried equipment from the helicopter to the site.

Members Penrith MRT used a stretcher and rope gear to lift the woman back up the 30ft embankment before carrying her to the helicopter.

She was then flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle for further treatment.

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