Rescuers at the scene above Patterdale. Photo: GNAAS

Rescuers at the scene above Patterdale. Photo: GNAAS

A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring herself on a Lake District fell.

The 73-year-old slipped on frozen grass while walking near Boredale Hause above Patterdale.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1.55pm on Monday and the Great North Air Ambulance’s helicopter also flew to the scene.

A Patterdale team spokesperson said: “She was treated by the aircrew of the Great North Air Ambulance and the team then set up a rope system to haul the casualty on a stretcher to the air ambulance at Boredale Hause.”

The Great North Air Ambulance at Boredale Hause. Photo: GNAAS

The Great North Air Ambulance at Boredale Hause. Photo: GNAAS

The woman was flown to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

The two-hour rescue involved 10 volunteers from Patterdale MRT.

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