The Patterdale team used its rescue boat to reach the scene

The Patterdale team used its rescue boat to reach the scene

Mountain rescuers used their specialised boat to reach an injured walker after a road accident blocked their way.

The woman slipped while walking with her partner and a dog at Aira Force waterfall overlooking Ullswater yesterday afternoon about 3.45.

Members of the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team launched their rescue boat to take team members and their stretcher and equipment up the lake to reach the injured walker. The main lakeshore road was closed due to a collision between a bus and another vehicle.

A Patterdale MRT said: “The team attended and carried the injured woman up steep ground on a Bell stretcher to a land ambulance for onward transport to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

“A Great North Air Ambulance also attended and the paramedic treated the injury.”

The helicopter was in the area dealing with the road accident.

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