The couple made their way down from near the summit of Helvellyn

The couple made their way down from near the summit of Helvellyn

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after dislocating her shoulder in a fall.

The 52-year-old woman was near the summit of Helvellyn with her partner today, Thursday, when she fell on to her outstretched hand and suffered the injury.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.50pm when the couple rang for help.

A team spokesperson said: “Her husband supported her part of the way down but she was in great pain, and they requested assistance.

“The team set off to Swirls car park with two vehicles full of personnel, and checked on the availability of the air ambulance, given that it would be sometime before the team could be on scene.”

The Great North Air Ambulance was scrambled and flew to the site on the path near Browncove Crags and landed close to the pair, where the helicopter’s doctor assessed the woman’s injuries.

The Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “She was given analgesia for severe pain, and the team then stretchered her to the aircraft. She was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary for treatment.

“The team stood by until the aircraft was airborne, and then escorted her husband down to his car at Swirls.”

The 2½-hour rescue involved 13 volunteer team members.

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