GP's wife swept to death at Lake District waterfall

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A GP has told how he battled to save his wife after she fell into a waterfall in the Lake District and got swept to her death.

Sue Jones, 60, had been out walking with retired GP Malcolm, 61, when she fell into the water and got trapped between rocks.

Malcolm tried to reach her but was prevented by the torrent. He told The Sun: "I could see her but I could not get to her because she was trapped between rocks.

"When I finally got to her I knew it was too late. I managed to drag her on to the bank. I crawled up on to the main road for help. It was freezing cold."

A passerby raised the alarm and, according to the BBC, police, fire and ambulance crews were called to Force Forge at Ulverston at 10.45am on Saturday.

Sue was flown by air ambulance to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, where she was later pronounced dead.

Malcolm and Sue, who were married for 36 years, moved to Satterthwaite two years ago after enjoying many holidays in the area.

The couple's daughter, Emma, 29, and her partner, run the village pub.

Malcolm said: "It is a beautiful place to live, and Sue loved everything about it."

Their son, paediatric doctor Andrew Jones, 32, told the Daily Mail: "She was a very soft, loving person who was elegant and beautiful inside and out. It is down to mum that we are such a close family, and so it is her legacy that we do her proud and stick together at this horrible time. We have lost such a special person."

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