Rescuers and the air ambulance at the site near Hay Stacks. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Rescuers and the air ambulance at the site near Hay Stacks. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after slipping and injuring herself.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly after 9am on Monday when the 49-year-old from Middlesbrough suffered an ankle injury while descending from Hay Stacks towards Scarth Gap.

A team spokesperson said: “The team attended along with the Great North Air Ambulance.

“The casualty was treated at the scene by team members and air ambulance doctors and carried to the helicopter. She was flown to Carlisle Infirmary for further treatment.”

The rescue involved 13 Cockermouth MRT volunteers.

The team was out again later the same day when ambulance crew asked for help when a 69-year-old man injured his shoulder and hip when he fell into a beck at Wyndham Hall caravan park.

The man was treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics before being lifted out of the beck on a stretcher. After a short ambulance journey the man was transferred into the Great North Air Ambulance and taken to the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.

Twelve team members were involved with the rescue and members of the fire and rescue service also attended the incident.

Cockermouth deputy team leader Martin Pickavance said: “Our second callout today. Fortunately this one was quite close to home.

“A fantastic example of inter-agency cooperation with members of mountain rescue, paramedics from North West Ambulance Service, fire and rescue and the Great North Air Ambulance all working together.”

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