The injured walker is winched into the helicopter. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

The injured walker is winched into the helicopter. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Rescuers were called to a Lake District mountainside for the second time in three days after a walker was injured in a fall.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team members were alerted on Tuesday when a 45-year-old woman fell and injured her back on the flanks of Red Pike above Buttermere.

A team spokesperson said: “On speaking with the casualty’s husband and due to the nature of the injuries, a rescue helicopter was called. The casualty was treated at the scene by team members and packaged ready for evacuation.”

The Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter flew to the scene and winched the injured walker aboard before flying her to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further assessment and treatment.

On Sunday, the Cockermouth team rescued a 72-year-old walker who fell on the path descending from Red Pike towards Buttermere. The Coastguard helicopter from Prestwick in Ayrshire airlifted the man to hospital in Carlisle.

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