The walker slipped while coming down Goat's Hawse. Photo: Michael Graham CC-BY-SA-2.0

The walker slipped while coming down Goat's Hawse. Photo: Michael Graham CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker was airlifted to hospital after slipping and injuring his leg on a Lake District fell.

The man, in his 60s, was with a group on the Coniston Fells yesterday when he suffered a suspected broken ankle.

He was descending Goat’s Hawse, between The Old Man of Coniston and Dow Crag when he fell.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 2.20pm and 13 volunteer members went to the scene.

The North West Air Ambulance also flew to the site and a paramedic from the helicopter treated him on the fell. Team members then stretchered the walker to The Cove, south of Goat’s Water, from where the air ambulance flew him to Lancaster Royal Infirmary for further treatment.

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