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Woman rescued from Barrow slag bank

A woman has been taken to hospital after a multi-agency search and rescue operation in Barrow.

Police were called at approximately 7:45pm yesterday (29th January) following concern for the welfare of a woman.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “A search was carried out with partner agencies in the area of the slag banks, Barrow.

“The woman, in her forties, was located at approximately 10pm and taken to Furness General hospital in a stable condition.”

A Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Two fire engines from Barrow and Walney, the joint incident command unit from Walney and a number of other agencies attended a search and rescue at Barrow slag heap.

“Firefighter crews used torches, thermal image cameras and search techniques to help locate the casualty.

“One casualty was located on the shore side of the cliff face.

“First aid was administered and the casualty was removed to safety.”

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