Walker airlifted from remote location after injuring leg


The Great North Air Ambulance Service’s Pride of Cumbria aircraft flew from its base at Langwaithby near Penrith yesterday when a walker broke their ankle while walking at Arnside Knott, on the northern tip of Morecambe Bay.  The woman, in her fifties and from Garstang, Lancs, was treated at the scene by the charity’s doctor and paramedic as well as the North West Ambulance Service.  She was carried to the helicopter with the assistance of Kendal Mountain Rescue Team and flown to hospital in Lancaster.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service’s Pride of Cumbria aircraft flew from its base at Langwaithby near Penrith yesterday when a walker broke their ankle while walking at Arnside Knott, on the northern tip of Morecambe Bay. 

The woman, in her fifties and from Garstang, Lancs, was treated at the scene by the charity’s doctor and paramedic as well as the North West Ambulance Service. 
She was carried to the helicopter with the assistance of Kendal Mountain Rescue Team and flown to hospital in Lancaster.

The flight took five minutes and she arrived in a stable condition.

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