The walkers got stuck above Levers Water, in the far distance. Photo: Bob Tinley CC-BY-SA-2.0

The walkers got stuck above Levers Water, in the far distance. Photo: Bob Tinley CC-BY-SA-2.0

A couple were rescued from a Lakeland fell after getting stuck on steep ground when they got lost in mist.

The walkers called for help about 2.25pm on Monday when they got lost on the Coniston Fells above Levers Water.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out and its dog handler was joined by two other members of the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs in the operation to find the pair.

The walkers were found cragfast on Great How Crags on Swirl How.

A rescue team spokesperson said: “Once made safe the couple were lowered to safety on ropes and escorted off the hill and taken to the team’s base in Coniston.”

The rescue involved 14 volunteer team members.

Coniston MRT was again called out on Wednesday about 11.25pm when a woman walking in the Outgate area between Hawkshead and Ambleside slipped and suffered a serious leg injury.

The 46-year-old local woman was treated at the scene by team members and the crew of the Great North Air Ambulance and staff from the North West Ambulance Service before being stretchered to the helicopter and flown to Furness General Hospital, Barrow in Furness, for further treatment.

A dozen Coniston MRT members took part in the rescue.

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