Mountain rescuers and air ambulance crew at the scene on Hay Stacks. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Mountain rescuers and air ambulance crew at the scene on Hay Stacks. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering head and back injuries on a Lake District fell.

The 60-year-old woman was coming down from Hay Stacks towards the Scarth Gap Pass yesterday when she fell.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 3pm and went to the scene.

The Great North Air Ambulance also flew to the site and the woman was treated on the fellside before being flown by the helicopter to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The rescue involved 15 volunteers from the Cockermouth team.

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