Air Ambulance called out twice in one day to help injured climbers

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The Great North Air Ambulance was called out twice in one day to help injured climbers.

A female climber got into difficulties, fell and badly injured her lower leg at Black Cragg, Borrowdale.

The woman was treated at the scene by Keswick Mountain Rescue and later winched from the scene by an RAF rescue helicopter.

She was taken to Carlisle Hospital at 10:45am on Friday, June 20.

Later that day a 48 year old man suffered serious neck, head and back injuries after falling from Castle Rock in Thirlemere at 2pm.

He was also airlifted to Carlisle Hospital.

Both are now in a stable condition.


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