The walker was flown to the major trauma centre after her fall on St Sunday Crag

The walker was flown to the major trauma centre after her fall on St Sunday Crag

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after being knocked unconscious when she fell.

The 71-year-old from Preston in Lancashire suffered ‘significant’ facial and neck injuries in the incident on St Sunday Crag on Saturday.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 3.30pm and the Great North Air Ambulance flew to the scene.

The helicopter airlifted six Patterdale team members to the fell top and four members of RAF Leeming Mountain Rescue Team, who were scrambling on Pinnacle Ridge nearby, also helped in the rescue. A Patterdale team spokesperson said RAF Leeming MRT members helped with transport and communications at its base.

The spokesperson said: “The woman was placed in a vacuum mattress and then stretchered to the helicopter before she was flown to hospital in Preston. The casualty’s companions were walked back to the valley by team members.

“The local football team were in the final few minutes of a Saturday match when the helicopter needed to land opposite the team’s headquarters. The team would like to thank the players for kindly stopping their game while the helicopter came in to land. It was very much appreciated by all concerned.”

The three-hour rescue operation involved 13 volunteer Patterdale MRT members.

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