The woman fell near Goat's Hawse. Photo: Michael Graham CC-BY-SA-2.0

The woman fell near Goat's Hawse. Photo: Michael Graham CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring herself on a Lake District Mountain.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2.20pm on Tuesday after the woman fell above Goat’s Hawse on the western flanks of the Old Man of Coniston.

The walker suffered an ankle injury in the incident.

A Coniston MRT spokesperson said: “Due to the potential protracted carry out the team requested an air ambulance and assistance from neighbouring Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team.

“The lady was treated for her injuries by team members and staff from North West Air Ambulance and stretchered approximately 1km to the waiting helicopter which had to land some distance away due to adverse cloud conditions.

“She was subsequently airlifted to Furness General Hospital, Barrow in Furness.”

Nine Coniston MRT members were involved in the operation.

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