The woman was gill scrambling in Church Beck, Coniston. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The woman was gill scrambling in Church Beck, Coniston. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A woman was rescued after getting into difficulties while gill scrambling in the Lake District.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was joined by five crew members of Cumbria Fire & Rescue at the scene at Church Beck above Coniston village on Saturday evening.

The team was alerted about 7.15pm after the woman, in her early 20s, became unwell.

A Coniston MRT spokesperson said: “The casualty was located and treated for possible injuries sustained while jumping into a pool, alongside a deteriorating pre-existing medical condition.

“Cumbria Fire & Rescue provided extra manpower as well as scene lighting to assist with the incident.

“Once treated the casualty was placed on a stretcher and she was lifted out of the ravine via a rope and pulley system and carried to one of the team’s Land Rover ambulances, from where she was taken to the team’s base, to a waiting ambulance crew from North West Ambulance Service.

“The lady was given further treatment by the ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic from NWAS and team members and as soon as she was stabilised she was taken to Furness General Hospital, Barrow in Furness.”

The rescue involved 18 volunteers from Coniston MRT.

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