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Saturday, 19 April 2014

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Paraglider pilot hurt in Lake District crash

A paraglider pilot had to be airlifted to hospital yesterday after he crashed into a hillside in the Cockermouth area.

The alarm was raised at 2.20pm and members of Cumbria police, North West Ambulance Service and mountain rescue volunteers were all sent to the scene.

A police spokeswoman said the incident was at Grasmoor, Buttermere and the casualty suffered a suspected broken leg.

And an ambulance service spokeswoman confirmed that he was airlifted from the scene by helicopter and taken to West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

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