The Great North Air Ambulance at the scene on Barrow. Photo: GNAAS

The Great North Air Ambulance at the scene on Barrow. Photo: GNAAS

A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering from chest pains on a Lake District fell.

The 80-year-old was with a group on Barrow, overlooking the village of Braithwaite on Tuesday, when he got into difficulties.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 10.45am and the Great North Air Ambulance helicopter flew to the scene.

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “There was some difficulty in establishing the exact location, but the first Land Rover set out for High Coledale, while the second vehicle went to High Braithwaite.

“Fortunately, Helimed 58 was able to land close to the casualty, and after assessing him, just needed the team’s assistance to carry him to the aircraft.”

A Great North Air Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “The crew worked with Keswick Mountain Rescue Team and North West Ambulance Service to assess and transfer the patient to Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary.”

The Keswick team spokesperson added: “The team assisted other members of the party down, and gave them a lift to their transport.”

The 1½-hour rescue involved 12 Keswick MRT volunteers.

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