Elderly man airlifted to hospital after falling down embankment

An elderly man was airlifted to hospital following a daring rescue after he fell down an embankment, say fire services.

Friday, 23rd June 2017, 10:45 am
Updated Thursday, 31st August 2017, 3:34 pm
The man was suspected to have suffered serious head injuries and a possible heart attack, say fire crews.

Crews from Lancaster were called to the Crook of the Lune Bridge at around 7.45pm yesterday after the 77 year-old fell during an evening walk with his wife and grandchildren.

The man was suspected to have suffered serious head injuries and a possible heart attack, say fire crews.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "We were involved in the rescue of an elderly man who fell down an embankment. The man suffered serious head injuries and a possible heart attack.

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"We placed the man on a long board and we carried him up the embankment using man power to lift him.

"He was then taken to hospital via air ambulance."