A helicopter from RAF Leconfield airlifted the injured walker to hospital

A helicopter from RAF Leconfield airlifted the injured walker to hospital

A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring her ankle in the Lake District.

The woman was walking at Parrock Quarry, Hodge Close, when she suffered the injury. 17 members of the Coniston Mountain Rescue Team were joined by staff from the Cumbria Ambulance Service who went to her aid on Sunday, about 4.45pm.

The walker was treated by paramedics and rescue team members before being flown by a Sea King helicopter from RAF Leconfield to Furness General Hospital, Barrow in Furness.

The incident happened at the disused quarry, east of Tilberthwaite, which has almost 40 routes, though the area is prone to loose rock and subsequent rockfalls. The former slate quarry has steep unfenced faces and is also popular with divers who explore the deep pools in its former workings.

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