Rescuers prepare to put the walker in the air ambulance. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers prepare to put the walker in the air ambulance. Photo: Keswick MRT

An ill walker was airlifted from a Lake District footpath.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted when the 65-year-old became faint and unwell while walking with her family between Seathwaite and Sty Head.

A team spokesperson said: “The team immediately despatched two vehicles, and also requested assistance from the Great North Air Ambulance.

“The air ambulance put down some distance from the casualty, so team members carried her about 400m down towards Seathwaite, where she was loaded on board. She was then flown to West Cumberland Hospital for further assessment.”

The rescue lasted almost 2½ hours and involved 14 volunteer team members.

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