Patterdale MRT's boat brings the walker to the Great North Air Ambulance on the lake shore. Photo: GNAA

Patterdale MRT's boat brings the walker to the Great North Air Ambulance on the lake shore. Photo: GNAA

A mountain rescue team used its boat to reach a walker who had collapsed on a Lake District path.

The 23-year-old woman from Lancashire was with an organised group on the shore of Ullswater when she had an epileptic seizure.

Members of her walking party rang the police who alerted Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team about 2.35pm today.

An air ambulance also flew to the area, while rescue team members launched their rigid inflatable boat to reach the walker, who was between Howtown and Glenridding.

A team spokesperson said: “The team reached the casualty location via the lake using its rescue boat, the quickest means to access many parts of the lakeshore path.

“The casualty was placed in a stretcher then taken by boat to the air ambulance, which had landed further along the shore.

“She was then flown to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.”

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