The woman was on the Corridor Route near Skew Gill

The woman was on the Corridor Route near Skew Gill

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountainside after injuring her head.

The woman was on the Corridor Route on the Scafell Pike range today when she fell.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 3.40pm and a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter from HMS Gannet in Ayrshire flew to the scene, near Skew Gill.

The Great North Air Ambulance also flew to the site.

The walker was treated at the scene and winched into the Sea King which flew her to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.

The rescue operation lasted just over three hours and involved 20 volunteers from the Wasdale team.

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