Ryedale woman dies after canoeing accident

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A 41-year-old Ryedale woman has died following a canoeing accident in Cumbria.

Cumbria police have confirmed that Catherine Stainsby, of Middle Street, Swinton, near Malton, died yesterday (Tuesday, January 3) at Preston Royal Infirmary.

Mrs Stainsby had been part of a group who were canoeing at Hobdale Beck at Cautley, near Sedbergh on New Year’s Day when they got into difficulties. Paramedics, fire and police were called when the group got into difficulties.

She was taken to Preston Royal Infirmary by the Great North Air Ambulance died two days later.