Cockermouth team members at the scene as the Coastguard helicopter prepares to winch the injured man. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Cockermouth team members at the scene as the Coastguard helicopter prepares to winch the injured man. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after he suffered head and leg injuries in a fall.

The 72-year-old man from Poulton-le-Fylde in Lancashire was coming down the path from Red Pike towards Buttermere on Sunday when he took a tumbling fall.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.40pm and the Coastguard helicopter from Prestwick in Ayrshire flew to the scene.

Team members treated the walker on the fellside and he was then winched from the site and flown to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further assessment and treatment.

A Cockermouth MRT spokesperson said: “Many thanks again go to the crew of Rescue 999 – great teamwork.”

The rescue involved 15 volunteers from the Cockermouth team.

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