Man and woman rushed to hospital after tree falls on them during Storm Barra


A man and woman needed urgent medical help as North West Ambulance Service were called to Fitz Park in Keswick, Lancashire, this morning and one needed to be ‘extracted’ from underneath

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Two people have been rushed to hospital after a tree fell on them as Storm Barra continues to batter Britain.

A man and woman required urgent medical help after the incident in Keswick, Lancashire, this morning.

North West Ambulance Service were called to Fitz Park following a 999 call at 10.33 reporting a tree had fallen on two people, LancashireLive report.

Rescuers had to extract one of them from beneath the tree, it was confirmed. The service confirmed both a man and woman have been taken to hospital.

NWAS said: “We were called to Fitz Park, Keswick following a 999 call at 10.33 reporting a tree had fallen on two people.

North West Ambulance Service were called to Fitz Park

“Two ambulances, two advanced paramedics and two emergency doctors attended the scene. One the patient needed extracting from under the tree and a man and woman have been taken to hospital.”

Brits have been warned to prepare for treacherous conditions as Storm Barra raged.

It is set to bring eight inches of snow, 80mph gales, ice and heavy rain, the Met Office say.

Barra is likely to cause chaos across the country, with forecasters warning of flying debris, blizzards, flooding, hazardous driving conditions and travel delays.

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The first early effects of the ferocious storm have already been felt across the UK and Ireland this morning.

Gusty winds and heavy rainfall battering communities already enduring days-long power outages.

In Rossendale, Lancashire – in the same county as the concerning park rescue – a couple were left terrified when a tree toppled onto their roof.

Louise and Darren Hodgson were in bed when they were woken by the loud noise.

The pair looked out the window and saw the huge eucalyptus come down.

Rescuers had to extract one victim from beneath the tree in Fitz Park, Keswick


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Scared Louise, 49, said: “We could hear a cyclone type of noise. We thought it was snow and ice coming off the roof.”

Nicola Maxey, a forecaster at the Met Office, told The Mirror: “The weather set up could be conducive to tornado formations.

“We get a lot of tornadoes in the UK. We have more tornadoes per-sq mile than the US, but they’re just very tiny, transitory formations. They last for a few minutes.

“The snow warning come into force at 11am today and runs until midnight. We saw a bit of snow in Northern Ireland first thing this morning.

“We are not expecting to see much at lower levels, we had 1cm in Aberdeenshire at 9am this morning.

“There will be a bit of snow over the highlands of North Wales as well as western Scotland. It will push eastwards as the day goes on. It is going to be a blustery wet and windy day today.”

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