The woman is winched into the RAF Sea King after the rescue on High Crag. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

The woman is winched into the RAF Sea King after the rescue on High Crag. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

A walker was airlifted from a Lakeland fell after injuring herself in a fall.

The 67-year-old woman from Warwickshire was coming off High Crag when she slipped and sustained a serious fracture to her ankle.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 3.49pm on Sunday and went to the woman’s aid. A passer-by used a GPS unit to give an accurate location of the incident, half way up Gamlin End, on the ridge between High Crag’s 744m (2,411ft) summit and Hay Stacks.

Rescuers with the injured walker on High Crag. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Rescuers with the injured walker on High Crag. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Steve Brailey, deputy team leader of Cockermouth MRT, said: “The team treated the fracture at the scene and then stretchered her down to a suitable winching site for a helicopter. An RAF helicopter from Valley in north Wales winched the casualty and took her to West Cumberland hospital.”

Twenty-two members of the Cockermouth team took part in the rescue.

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Fifteen members of the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team went to aid the walker, from Pontefract, after being alerted at 2.35pm on Sunday.

She was treated at the scene and carried off the fellside and the North West Air Ambulance flew her to the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, for further assessment and treatment.

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