The air ambulance takes off to take the injured woman to hospital in Preston. Photo: Keswick MRT

The air ambulance takes off to take the injured woman to hospital in Preston. Photo: Keswick MRT

A woman was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries when she fell more than 60ft while scrambling on a route in the Lake District.

The 56-year-old fell on a small crag near the Bowder Stone in Borrowdale on Friday.

She slipped and tumbled 20m on to rocks at the foot of the crag.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2.55pm, with two of its vehicles heading to the scene to help an ambulance crew who had been called to the incident.

A Keswick team spokesperson said: “The Great North Air Ambulance attended, and another team member going direct to the scene picked up the helimed doctor to assist.

“Analgesia was administered and the team carried the casualty to an ambulance, which then took her to rendezvous with the air ambulance.

“She was flown to Preston hospital for treatment.”

The incident involved 15 volunteers from Keswick MRT for more than 1¾ hours.

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