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Rescue team helps walker with cut to forehead
3:14pm Thursday 30th August 2012 in News
MOUNTAIN rescue volunteers came to the aid of a woman who cut her head at Tarn Haws yesterday.
Fifteen members of the Coniston team were called out to assist the walker who was on the main track towards Glen Mary Bridge to view the Tom Ghyll waterfalls.
She had slipped and banged her head, resulting in a deep cut to her forehead, just before 1pm.
A spokesman said: "It is difficult to assess the seriousness of a head injury as the symptoms do not always manifest immediately.
"Fortunately the North West Air Ambulance was able to attend and paramedics were already on scene when the team arrived.
"Although we had the stretcher ready it was decided to assist the lady in walking to the ambulance where she would be assessed.
"She was well and able to do this comfortably.
"She was later taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. It only took one and a quarter hours to deal with this call out due to the close location and simple evacuation."