Mountain rescuers were airlifted on to a Lakeland fell to help a walker who had fallen and injured herself.

The Great North Air Ambulance flew members of the Coniston Mountain Rescue Team to the site between the summit of the Old Man of Coniston and Goat’s Hawse.

The woman was rescued from the footpath between the summit of the Old Man of Coniston and Goat's Hawse

The woman was rescued from the footpath between the summit of the Old Man of Coniston and Goat's Hawse

The woman suffered a suspected fracture in the slip, and a paramedic from the air ambulance joined mountain rescue team members in treating her.

She was herself then airlifted from the fell and flown to Furness General Hospital in Barrow in Furness by the helicopter.

Coniston MRT was alerted at 4.20pm on Saturday and 11 team members were involved in the rescue.

  • A man was helped from a Lake District fell after suffering an injured arm, leg and nose on Thursday while descending from a summit.

Four members of the Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team walked the man from Haystacks, above Buttermere, to Gatesgarth, where he was treated by an ambulance paramedic before being taken to West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven for a checkup.

The team was alerted about 4.20pm.

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