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Man flown to hospital after Lake District rescue

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[A]n elderly man has been flown to hospital in a life-threatening condition after feeling unwell and suffering from hypothermia at the top of Far Easedale in the Lake District.

At 4pm yesterday Thursday 7 September the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to assist Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team after a man aged in his 70s collapsed.

A spokesman for Langdale and Ambleside MRT said: “An elderly male was reported as unwell and hypothermic at the top of Far Easedale.

“The team was mobilised and assistance was provided by Helimed 58.

“The man was airlifted to hospital and his friends were escorted from the hill through some pretty damp conditions.”

A spokesman for GNAAS said: “The GNAAS doctor and paramedic team assessed and treated the patient before he was airlifted to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.”

His condition on arrival was described as stable.

Kendal MRT also assisted in the rescue.

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