The rescuers made their way to Scafell Pike's summit via Mickledore

The rescuers made their way to Scafell Pike's summit via Mickledore

A walker was airlifted from England’s highest mountain after suffering a serious leg injury.

The woman suffered a suspected broken thigh near the summit of Scafell Pike on Saturday.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team, which had been called out to rescue a walker in Eskdale, diverted to the Scafell Pike incident and members made their way to the summit via Mickledore.

The callout came at 8.50pm and the volunteer rescuers were on the mountain for nearly six hours.

A team spokesperson said: “Due to the serious nature of her injuries a Sea King was requested and arrived on scene from RAF Boulmer at about the same time as the first team member.

“Analgesia was given and her leg was splinted before the casualty was winched into the aircraft to be taken to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.”

The rescue involved 16 Wasdale team members and ended about 2.45am.

Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team took over the incident near Boot and went to the aid of the walker who suffered a leg injury on the fell.

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