The woman collapsed near the summit of High Street

The woman collapsed near the summit of High Street

Two mountain rescue teams went to the aid of a collapsed walker who was airlifted from a Lakeland fell.

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 2.35pm yesterday, Tuesday, after the 65-year-old woman was reported to have collapsed exhausted 500m south of the summit of High Street.

A team spokesperson said: “Initial attempts to contact the party via mobile phone failed, due to the intermittent signal.

“As the team was mobilising, contact was established, and it became apparent that the casualty’s condition was deteriorating, and breathing was becoming difficult.

“An air ambulance was requested as was Patterdale [Mountain Rescue Team], as the casualty and her party had set out from Hartsop.”

Seven Penrith and eight Patterdale team members joined the rescue operation and the Great North Air Ambulance flew close to the site.

The Penrith spokesperson said: “The casualty was evacuated by the air ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle and three members of Patterdale MRT escorted the remaining party back to Hartsop.”

The rescue on the 828m (2,717ft) fell lasted two hours.

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