The Great North Air Ambulance at the scene on Broom Fell. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

The Great North Air Ambulance at the scene on Broom Fell. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District hill after slipping and injuring herself.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Thursday when the woman suffered a suspected broken upper arm in the incident on Broom Fell.

Team members went to the scene, west of Bassenthwaite Lake, and the Great North Air Ambulance flew to the site, near the 511m (1,677ft) summit of the fell in calm and cold conditions.

The 47-year-old walker was treated and then carried to the helicopter which flew her to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

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