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Killington call out for air ambulance paramedics
A MAN from Shap had to be rescued by air-bound paramedics after falling in a remote Cumbrian beauty spot.
Great North Air Ambulance's Pride of Cumbria helicopter helped the ambulance service at the scene at Holme Knot, near Killington, at 12.45pm today (Thursday).
The 58-year-old man had slipped and fallen while crossing a stream, but the closest the land ambulance was able to get to the patient was about two miles.
A doctor and paramedic treated the pateint at scene before he was flown to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary for further treatment with non-life threatening injuries.