Winds caused the woman to fall on the path where it passes through old slate mines

Winds caused the woman to fall on the path where it passes through old slate mines

A walker was rescued from the Old Man of Coniston after injuring her leg.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 1.25pm today when the woman, from Derbyshire, fell in gusty winds while passing through old slate quarry workings on the path which leads to the summit.

She suffered a serious gash to her leg and was unable to continue walking.

Team members treated the walker at the scene and she was then stretchered from the 803m (2,635ft) mountain to the team’s Land Rover.

She was taken to the team’s base in Coniston where a waiting ambulance took her to hospital for further treatment.

The rescue involved 17 volunteer members of Coniston MRT.

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