The Coastguard helicopter at the scene. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

The Coastguard helicopter at the scene. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Rescuers were called out twice in two days to a Lake District beauty spot where walkers had injured themselves in separate incidents.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called to Scale Force waterfall on Friday, where a man from Bury had slipped and suffered a serious injury to his ankle.

Team members treated the walker at the scene, at the base of the falls and requested the help of the Prestwick Coastguard helicopter because of the serious nature of the injury. The man was airlifted to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

The rescue involved 15 volunteers from the Cockermouth team.

A walker injured herself at Scale Force on Thursday. A team spokesperson said: “The team were also called to another female walker with a less serious ankle injury, in a very similar location. The walker was again airlifted to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, this time by Great North Air Ambulance.”

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