The boy was seriously injured when he fell from Jack's Rake on Pavey Ark

The boy was seriously injured when he fell from Jack's Rake on Pavey Ark

A 12-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when he fell from a Lakeland scrambling route that recently claimed two lives within five days.

The boy fell from Jack’s Rake on Pavey Ark today, injuring his head and spine.

An air ambulance paramedic joined members of the Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team in treating the scrambler at the site after the alert was raised at 10.15 this morning. Kendal Mountain Rescue Team also helped in the rescue of the boy.

He was carried a short distance to an RAF Sea King helicopter which had flown to the fell. He was then airlifted to hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne.

A spokesperson for Kendal MRT said his injuries were serious but not thought to be life-threatening.

Susannah Cox, 37, of Lancaster died after falling from the grade 1 scramble in Great Langdale on 20 June, five days after 48-year-old Howard Gladwyn, of Menston, West Yorkshire, suffered a similar fate.

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