The woman was taking part in an orienteering event on Claife Heights. Photo: David Brown CC-BY-SA-2.0

The woman was taking part in an orienteering event on Claife Heights. Photo: David Brown CC-BY-SA-2.0

A woman taking part in an orienteering event in the Lake District had to be rescued when she fell and injured her leg.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2pm on Sunday when the woman fell on Claife Heights near Sawrey.

Team members and paramedics from the North West Air Ambulance treated the woman at the scene and she was then stretchered to the helicopter which airlifted her to hospital.

The rescue involved 12 volunteers from the Coniston team.

  • Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was involved in an early morning rescue of six sheep trapped in a gully.

Team members were alerted on Saturday evening and resumed the operation on Sunday morning to help the animals in a stream gully in the Croasdale Beck area of Ennerdale.

A team spokesperson said the sheep were safely rescued without loss or injury, in an operation involving 11 members.

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