The walker is stretchered to the air ambulance. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

The walker is stretchered to the air ambulance. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

A walker was airlifted to hospital after falling and dislocating his shoulder.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out today after the 68-year-old injured himself while coming down Warnscale in torrential rain.

The Great North Air Ambulance also flew to the walker’s aid on the slope below Hay Stacks.

He was treated at the scene by doctors and then stretchered to the helicopter which flew him to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

The rescue involved 23 volunteers from the Cockermouth team.

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