Patterdale MRT used its rescue boat to reach the injured walker. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Patterdale MRT used its rescue boat to reach the injured walker. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A woman was rescued after falling 40ft on a Lakeland path.

The 83-year-old was walking on the path alongside Ullswater on Tuesday when she fell 12m towards the lake at Hallinhag Wood.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 11.20am and launched its rescue boat Patrick Scotty to reach the site near Howtown. It also sent all four of its vehicles to the incident.

A team spokesperson said: “North West Ambulance Service also responded with an ambulance, fast response car and a doctor.

“The lady was treated at the scene for head, neck, chest and pelvic injuries before a difficult extrication onto the rescue boat and the subsequent transfer to a waiting air ambulance.

“She was then flown to a trauma centre for further treatment.

“The team would like to thank all the emergency services that played a vital part in this rescue as well as the local farming community who provided a great deal of assistance.”

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