The woman was scrambling above Low Water

The woman was scrambling above Low Water

A woman was rescued from a Lake District fell after a dislodged boulder trapped and injured her leg.

Two helicopters were used in the operation, which was described by rescuers as difficult.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 5pm yesterday when the woman, who was scrambling above Low Water below Brim Fell, dislodged the rock.

A team spokesperson said: “The woman sustained a knee injury, but was able to free her leg from the boulder, preventing possible worse injures.

“The accident happened in very difficult terrain and team members had to descend to the casualty from Brim Fell.

“Some rescuers were airlifted into position by Helimed 58 from the Great North Air Ambulance., which due to the difficulty of access was unable to land near the casualty.

“Team members treated the lady for her leg injuries and stabilised the situation to allow an RAF Sea King from RAF Leconfield to winch her from the mountainside.”

She was then flown to Lancaster Royal Infirmary for further treatment.

The rescue involved 15 volunteer members of Coniston MRT.

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