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Man seriously injured after falling from gritter lorry

[A] man has been seriously injured after falling from a gritter lorry in the Lake District.

At 11:20pm on Wednesday 28 February Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by the North West Ambulance Service to go to the aid of a 50-year-old man who had fallen from a gritter lorry close to The Royal Hotel at Dockray.

A Patterdale MRT spokesman said: “Three team 4×4 Land Rover vehicles attended the scene and treated the by now very cold man for a broken femur and suspected broken pelvis.

“He was then transferred to a NWAS ambulance that had managed to get through the treacherous conditions all the way from Ambleside!

“The Rescue lasted 3 hours and was attended by 11 Patterdale Mountain Rescue personnel.”

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