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Woman, 83, flown to hospital after 30ft Lake District fall

DSC_0039[A]n 83-year-old woman has been flown to hospital with serious injuries after falling 30ft from a lake footpath near Martindale.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team responded with all four of their rescue vehicles and launched their rescue boat, ‘Patrick Scotty.’

North West Ambulance Service also responded with an ambulance, fast response car and BEEP Doctor.

A spokesman for Patterdale MRT said: “The woman was treated at the scene for head, neck, chest and pelvic injuries before a difficult extrication onto the rescue boat and the subsequent transfer to a waiting air ambulance.

“She was then flown to a trauma centre for further treatment.

“The Team would like to thank all the emergency services that played a vital part in this rescue as well as the local farming community who provided a great deal of assistance.”

Dr Leach from the Penrith BEEP Fund said: “At around 11.20h a BEEP Fund doctor was dispatched to assist the ambulance service, mountain rescue and air ambulance with the treatment of a 83-year-old lady who sustained a fall of around 30ft near Martindale.

“The patient was treated on site for significant injuries and transferred by helicopter to Preston hospital.”

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