The Great North Air Ambulance and rescue team vehicles at the site on the Old Man of Coniston. Photo: GNAAS

The Great North Air Ambulance and rescue team vehicles at the site on the Old Man of Coniston. Photo: GNAAS

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after suffering facial injuries and a dislocated shoulder when he fell.

The 65-year-old from Ulverston was also hypothermic when he was rescued from the Old Man of Coniston today.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out and the Great North Air Ambulance’s helicopter also flew to the scene about 12.30pm.

The walker was treated on the fell by the air ambulance doctor and paramedic, and members of the mountain rescue team. The man was then flown to Furness General Hospital in Barrow-in-Furness for further treatment.

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