The Great North Air Ambulance at the scene on Crinkle Crags. Photo: GNAAS

The Great North Air Ambulance at the scene on Crinkle Crags. Photo: GNAAS

A fellrunner was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after falling and injuring his head.

The 53-year-old from the Peak District was running on Crinkle Crags above Great Langdale yesterday when the incident happened.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team, which went to the runner’s aid, described the injury as a nasty cut to his head.

The Great North Air Ambulance flew to the scene and team members, along with the air ambulance doctor and paramedic, treated the man before he was airlifted to the valley bottom and taken to hospital by road ambulance.

The two-hour rescue involved 17 volunteers from the Langdale Ambleside team.

The air ambulance was in action again today when a 64-year-old walker suffered a stroke on Cat Bells.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly after 9am and helped carry the man to the Great North Air Ambulance after his treatment by team members, the helicopter’s doctor and paramedic and staff from North West Ambulance Service.

He was then flown to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, for further treatment.

Twenty-two volunteers from Keswick MRT were involved in the incident.

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