Rescuers stretcher the injured walker to the Land Rover. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Rescuers stretcher the injured walker to the Land Rover. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

A walker was rescued after injuring her head in a fall on a Lake District mountain.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 5pm on Tuesday when the 66-year-old fell while descending from Scarth Gap above Buttermere.

The North Yorkshire woman was treated by team members and the team doctor before being stretchered to the rescuers’ Land Rover which then drove her down the Warnscale track toe Gatesgarth Farm.

An ambulance then took the injured woman to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

The three-hour rescue involved 21 volunteers from Cockermouth MRT.

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