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Last Updated: Sunday, 10 August, 2003, 08:26 GMT 09:26 UK
Busy day for mountain rescue
Two people are recovering in hospital after suffering accidents in the South Lakes area of Cumbria.

The first incident took place at 1700 BST on Saturday when a woman from Kettering in Northamptonshire was injured on Langdale Pikes.

The 48-year-old woman stumbled on a steep slope and cut her head after falling.

She was recovered by members of the Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue team, who took her to Ambleside, and was then transferred to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

The rescue, by 18 team members, took four hours.

Earlier in the day the rescue team had dealt with a mountain biker who had crashed while riding down a steep slope near Ambleside.

The accident happened at Skelghyll Wood, when a 34-year-old man from Burnley fell off his bike and suffered head injuries.

He was taken to Kendal Hospital for treatment.




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