Deepdale, with Greenhow End, centre. Photo: Tom Richardson CC-BY-SA-2.0

Deepdale, with Greenhow End, centre. Photo: Tom Richardson CC-BY-SA-2.0

A man was seriously injured after falling while scrambling in the Lake District.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out today after the 30-year-old from Derby fell while on slabs above Greenhow End in Deepdale.

The man was with his partner when he fell 10m (33ft), badly injuring his head.

His partner called for help and began first aid him

A Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team spokesperson said: “Due to the remote location and the nature of the gentleman’s injuries both the air ambulance and an RAF Sea King helicopter were called and rescue team members deployed onto the fell.

“The casualty was treated at the scene by the air ambulance paramedics and team members before being winched by RAF helicopter and flown to the playing fields in Patterdale.

“Once there he received further treatment from a local doctor and an air ambulance doctor before being transferred to the air ambulance and transported to James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough.”

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