The incident happened above Low Water. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The incident happened above Low Water. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A man was airlifted from a Lake District mountainside after falling about 100ft.

A member of the public raised the alarm after seeing the man tumble from the scrambling route below Brim Fell near Coniston.

The man was heard calling for help from the site above Low Water.

Police alerted Coniston Mountain Rescue Team, which put into place a full team callout, and also requested the help of an air ambulance and a Coastguard helicopter.

Team members made their way to the scene and were met by a doctor and paramedic from the air ambulance and the injured man was treated for his injuries on the fell side.

A Coniston MRT spokesperson said: “Shortly after our arrival the Coastguard helicopter from Prestwick came in. A Coastguard paramedic was lowered down and the route of best evacuation was discussed.

“It was decided that we would transfer the casualty to the stretcher and he would be winched up into the helicopter. The doctor and paramedic from the air ambulance would accompany him on his journey to the hospital in Preston.”

Team members then made their way on to Brim Fell and the Old Man of Coniston to rendezvous with the team’s Land Rovers at Bursting Stone Quarry.

The 4¼-hour rescue involved 12 volunteers from Coniston MRT.

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