The climber was airlifted from Dow Crag

The climber was airlifted from Dow Crag

A climber was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after injuring her ankle in a fall.

The woman was descending Dow Crag yesterday when she fell about 4m (12ft).

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4.35pm to go to the aid of the woman who fell in Easy Gully while on a climbing trip with two friends.

She was treated by team members at the scene before being winched from the site by the crew of a Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer in Northumberland and flown to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

The rescue involved 16 volunteer members of Coniston MRT.

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