The injured woman was walking back to Glenridding when the fall occurred

The injured woman was walking back to Glenridding when the fall occurred

A walker was airlifted to hospital after falling from a Lakeland path.

The 57-year-old woman from Essex tumbled about 30m (100ft) from a rock outcrop near the village of Glenridding.

The walker and a companion were returning to the village when she slipped from the path on Friday. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 12.10pm and 13 members went to the woman’s aid.

A spokesperson for the team said: “The woman was placed in a full body splint and on to a stretcher. She was then carried to the air ambulance which had landed nearby.

“The woman was taken to Carlisle Hospital for further treatment.”

  • A 21-year-old man was injured while walking the same day on the shore of Crummock Water. The man suffered a suspected broken leg in the slip, and Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team went to his aid.

He was treated then carried on a stretcher to the roadside and a waiting ambulance. An air ambulance that had been called to the scene was not needed.

The man was taken to West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven for further treatment.

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