The woman injured herself while walking on High Rigg. Photo: Colin Park CC-BY-SA-2.0

The woman injured herself while walking on High Rigg. Photo: Colin Park CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after injuring herself when she slipped on frozen grass.

The 64-year-old was walking near Moss Crag on High Rigg today when she suffered a serious leg injury.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1.30pm and helped the crew from an air ambulance which was also scrambled to the scene.

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “The team immediately sent one vehicle to assist the crew of the Great North Air Ambulance who were quickly on scene.

“A second vehicle backed them up, as the casualty had to be carried up the hill after splinting, to be put on board the aircraft. All this took place in glorious sunshine, with excellent visibility.”

The woman was then flown to the Cumberland Infirmary for further treatment.

The 1½-hour rescue involved 12 volunteer team members.

The Keswick team was also in action yesterday when three walkers got stuck on steep ground on Barf, just below Slape Crag.

The team spokesperson said: “A small group was sent in a Land Rover to access the area from Whinlatter Forest, and two team members acted as spotters from below at Thornthwaite.

“Others stood by at base in case the incident required further personnel. The group was soon located, and were then roped up the awkward step on Slape Crag.

“They were then assisted to the footpath running round into the forest.”

Fifteen team members were involved in the incident, which lasted 2½ hours.

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