Rescuers stretcher the injured walker to the air ambulance. Photo: GNAAS

Rescuers stretcher the injured walker to the air ambulance. Photo: GNAAS

A walker was airlifted from England’s highest mountain after suffering a leg injury.

The woman in her 20s fell on snow on Scafell Pike on Saturday.

The Great North Air Ambulance was scrambled about 4pm and flew to the scene. Members of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were also called out.

The helicopter landed at Lingmell Col. An air ambulance spokesperson said: “After a careful extrication from the mountain, the patient was flown to hospital in Carlisle.”

The flight took 15 minutes and the walker’s condition on arrival at the Cumberland Infirmary was described as stable.

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