Rescuers and air ambulance crew at the scene. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Rescuers and air ambulance crew at the scene. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

A walker was airlifted to hospital after she injured herself when she fell on a Lake District mountain.

The 63-year-old from Carlisle was coming down High Stile above Buttermere on Monday when the incident happened.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out and the Great North Air Ambulance flew to the scene, where the walker had suffered head and other injuries.

A team spokesperson said: “The doctor and paramedic from the Great North Air Ambulance treated her with assistance from team members, before the team stretchered her to the air ambulance 300m below.

“She was flown to Preston for further treatment.”

The two-hour rescue involved 22 volunteers from the Cockermouth team.

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