The man fell on Crowberry Haws on the slopes of the Old Man of Coniston

The man fell on Crowberry Haws on the slopes of the Old Man of Coniston

A walker was rescued after falling and injuring himself on a Lake District fell.

The 78-year-old man from Buckinghamshire suffered head injuries while walking near Crowberry Haws on the eastern flank of the Old Man of Coniston today.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 10.45am and the Great North Air Ambulance also flew to the scene.

A Coniston MRT spokesperson said: “The gentleman was treated for head injuries by team members and medics from the Great North Air Ambulance and taken to the team’s base in Coniston before being transferred to a land ambulance from North West Ambulance Service.

“He was taken to Furness General Hospital, Barrow in Furness.”

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