Both incidents happened at the Aira Force site. Photo: Dominic Hargreaves CC-BY-2.0

Both incidents happened at the Aira Force site. Photo: Dominic Hargreaves [CC-2.0]

A rescue team called to help a man injured at a Lake District beauty spot had to deal with a second casualty who fell a short time later.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 1.15pm today when a man fell into the beck near the Aira Force waterfall.

The man gashed his leg in the incident and volunteers from the Patterdale team treated him at the scene. While they were stretchering him to a waiting ambulance, another visitor to the site fell.

The woman, from Stockport, injured her ankle in the slip.

Team members treated the woman’s injuries while colleagues were stretchering the first injured walker from the site. The Great North Air Ambulance also flew to the scene.

The stretcher party then returned and carried the woman to a mountain rescue Land Rover.

The three-hour rescue involved 13 Patterdale MRT members.

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