Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team members carry the walker to the helicopter. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team members carry the walker to the helicopter. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

A walker was airlifted from a Lakeland fell after slipping and suffering a suspected broken ankle.

The 57-year-old, from Peterborough, was coming down the path from Seavy Knott at the head of Ennerdale today when he slipped and injured himself.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 6.45pm and 26 members went to the site to aid the walker who is also thought to have dislocated his ankle.

He was treated at the scene then carried down to the Great North Air Ambulance which flew him to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

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