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Woman rescued after mines fall

A woman suffered suspected spinal injuries and was airlifted to hospital after falling at Glen Rushen Mines on Sunday afternoon.

She fell around five metres while on a family walk, landing in a stream and was complaining of back pain whist slipping in and out of consciousness.

Firefighters and paramedics worked together to rescue the woman and, although they had to leave their vehicles a quarter of a mile from the incident and proceed on foot, emergency crews were met by off-road motorcyclists who quickly guided them to the casualty.

They were also helped by the Laxey Mines Research Group, who were working on a project in the area, and a local farmer.

Communications via radio were often hampered by the steep sides of the glen blocking the radio signal.

The Fire and Rescue Service is thanking all those involved.

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