Stickle Ghyll, scene of the rescue. Photo: Martin CC-BY-SA-2.0

Stickle Ghyll, scene of the rescue. Photo: Martin CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker was airlifted from a fell after injuring his leg.

The 68-year-old was walking yesterday, Sunday, when he slipped on the path while coming down Stickle Ghyll in Great Langdale.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 5.25pm and went to the walker’s aid.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics and a doctor from an air ambulance. Rescue team members then stretchered the man down to the valley from where the helicopter flew him to hospital for further treatment.

The rescue was the team’s 38th of the year.

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