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 from a Lake District mountain after suffering chest pains.

The 27-year-old was on Red Pike, above Buttermere, on Tuesday, when the incident happened.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 2.05pm and the Great North Air Ambulance flew to the scene.

The helicopter airlifted team members to the site and the air ambulance paramedic and rescue team doctor assess the walker. The team then stretchered the casualty to the aircraft which flew them to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, for treatment.

The rescue involved 16 Cockermouth MRT members.

On Sunday, the team was called out after a mother and daughter walking the Coast to Coast route were reported overdue at their hotel in Rosthwaite.

The team was called out at 10.30pm and found the pair sheltering, safe and well at the Dubs Hut bothy near Honister.

They were then driven to their hotel in Borrowdale. The rescue involved 17 volunteer team members.

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