The Great North Air Ambulance on Cat Bells. Photo: GNAA

The Great North Air Ambulance on Cat Bells. Photo: GNAA

A walker was airlifted from a Lakeland fell after suffering serious leg injuries in a fall.

The 59-year-old woman, from Northampton, was on Cat Bells overlooking Derwent Water today when the incident happened.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out and the Pride of Cumbria helicopter of the Great North Air Ambulance flew to the scene, 100m from the summit, about 3.40pm.

A doctor and paramedic from the air ambulance treated the woman at the scene on the 451m (1,480ft) fell and members of the mountain rescue team stretchered the walker to the waiting helicopter.

She was then flown to the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven for further treatment.

The rescue lasted just over an hour and involved 19 members of the Keswick Mountain Rescue Team.

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