Patterdale MRT used its rescue boat to reach the walker

Patterdale MRT used its rescue boat to reach the walker

Mountain rescuers used their specialist boat to reach an injured walker in the Lake District.

The 67-year-old from Rugby in Warwickshire was walking on the lakeside path at Ullswater on Wednesday when she slipped and fell about 5m (16ft).

The woman suffered scalp and face injuries in the fall.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team used its rigid inflatable boat to reach the walker and the Great North Air Ambulance was scrambled about 1.30pm from its base near Penrith.

The woman was treated at the scene and the rescue team used the boat to take the injured woman to the waiting helicopter.

She was then airlifted to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

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