Rescuers at the scene with the Coastguard helicopter. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Rescuers at the scene with the Coastguard helicopter. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after he suffered a head injury.

The Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter flew to the scene at Wind Gap on Pillar at the request of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team.

It was only the second time the team has worked with the new Bristow-operated Sikorsky aircraft.

The 74-year-old man was treated at the site by a passing doctor.

A team spokesperson said: “The casualty was loaded on to a stretcher and lowered into Windgap Cove, where he was transferred into an S-92 Helicopter from Caernarfon and flown to Barrow-in-Furness hospital.”

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