UPDATE: Man airlifted to hospital with 'serious head injuries' after fall in Lake District

Operation in progress to rescue fallen climber in Lake District

Operation in progress to rescue fallen climber in Lake District

First published in News
Last updated

A ROCK climber has been airlifted to hospital with 'serious head injuries' after falling at Great Langdale.

The man, who is in his late 30s, took a lead fall while climbing Pavey Ark, near Ambleside, this afternoon (May 21).

An operation was launched to rescue the casualty after Cumbria Police received a call at 2.40pm.

They were assisted by Langdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) and an RAF Sea King helicopter which airlifted him to the Royal Preston Hospital.

The six hour rescue involved 15 members of Langdale MRT plus members of Kendal Mountain Rescue Team.

Cumbria Police are making enquiries, however the incident is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

There was no more information at this time.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree