The Sea King in action during the Helvellyn rescue. Photo: Keswick MRT

The Sea King in action during the Helvellyn rescue. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers from seven different teams went to the aid of an injured walker on England’s third highest mountain.

A mountain guide from British Columbia in Canada also helped in the incident on Helvellyn today.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2pm today after the woman injured a leg muscle near the summit of the 950m (3,117ft) mountain.

Patterdale MRT members made their way to the scene via Brown Cove, while colleagues from the Keswick team ascended the mountain from the western side.

A Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer in Northumberland helped airlift some team members and equipment to the summit.

The woman was treated at the scene and she was then airlifted to hospital by the helicopter.

A Patterdale MRT spokesperson said: “The rescue lasted approximately four hours and involved 10 members of Patterdale MRT.

Rescuers at the scen on Helvellyn. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers at the scene on Helvellyn. Photo: Keswick MRT

“At the time of the incident, rescue team members from across the Lakes were completing the fourth day of a rope-rescue course at Aira Force.

“Eight members of the following rescue teams therefore ably assisted or waited patiently to help: Langdale Ambleside, Cockermouth, Kendal, Keswick, Kirkby Stephen and Wasdale.

“The mountain guide and course instructor, all the way from British Columbia, also assisted.”

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