The injured walker is winched from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

The injured walker is winched from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after fall from a crag.

The 23-year-old woman was walking with a family group on Nitting Haws in Borrowdale when she fell 7m (23ft), suffering serious injuries.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Tuesday to the incident.

A team spokesperson said: “She suffered a broken arm and a head injury which was sufficiently severe to suggest to the first team members on scene that she should be airlifted to hospital as soon as possible.”

The Prestwick Coastguard helicopter flew to the scene and despite hill mist, the cloudbase was high enough for the crew to winch the injured walker from the site.

She was flown to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

The two-hour rescue involved 14 volunteers from Keswick MRT.

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