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As part of the teams Fern Knotts fundraising weekend, one of our team members had organised a new fell race ‘ the Lingmell Dash’. One of the participants took a major tumble on the return leg a fractured her femur (upper leg). Due to the serious nature of this type of fracture, a helicopter was requested. RAF Boulmer who had only just left Wasdale 45 minutes previous to the accident on a training exercise, was called up and returned to the valley. The injured runner was evacuated to West Cumberland Hospital. The injured lady had organised the race, specifically to raise funds for the team and we all wish her a very speedy recovery. For photos of the casualty being evacuated by helicopter see photos here.

Incident started at 15:30.