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Rock climber falls 32ft down crag
A teenage climber had to airlifted to hospital after falling from a rocky crag in the Lake District.

Mountain Rescue teams were called out to a ledge beneath Jackdaw Crag, near Grasmere, after the 18-year-old fell 10 metres (32ft) down the rocks.

The man suffered spinal injuries and severe bruising and had to be airlifted to hospital in an RAF helicopter.

Twelve members of the Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue team were involved in the rescue on Wednesday.

It is thought the climber's equipment was not properly secured.

Doctors at West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven said they were hopeful he would make a full recovery.


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