A man has been airlifted to hospital in Newcastle after being hit by a falling tree. Emergency services were called to the incident at Catlowdy in north Cumbria at 10am, Sunday 29 June.
A forestry worker aged in his 20s suffered serious back injuries.
A spokesman for the Great North Air Ambulance Service said: “We were called to assist the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) with a report of a forestry worker hit by a falling tree.
“On arrival the Aircrew Doctor and Paramedic made their way to the patient who was located in a woods, they assessed and treated the man for his injuries.
“They where later joined on site by a NWAS Paramedic crew who assisted in carrying the patient to the helicopter before he was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.”
His condition is described as critical.