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Boy, 12, survives 200ft fall in Lake District

  • 15 July 2012
  • From the section England
Great North Air Ambulance Pride of Cumbria
Image caption The Great North Air Ambulance was called to assist with the incident

A 12-year-old boy has suffered serious head injuries after falling 200ft (61m) in the Lake District in Cumbria.

The boy, from Buckinghamshire, was walking with his family when he fell on Saturday at about 10:00 BST.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue said he fell from Jack's Rake at Stickle Tarn, in the Langdale Pikes mountain range and had serious head injuries.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

An RAF Sea King helicopter took the boy and his father to the major trauma centre at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary where he arrived in a stable condition.

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