Rescuers at the site with the air ambulance. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers at the site with the air ambulance. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring herself in a fall on a Lake District fell.

The woman suffered a suspected broken collar bone in the incident on the path leading to Brown Cove on the Helvellyn range.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 4.10pm on Monday and requested the help of an air ambulance.

A team spokesperson said: “The team was deployed and requested the assistance of Helimed.

“The casualty was treated on site until Helimed 08 [the North West Air Ambulance] arrived from Blackpool. It picked up team members and equipment to assist with the casualty to speed up recovery, and she was then flown to Preston Royal Infirmary.”

The rescue lasted almost 3½ hours and involved 17 volunteers from the Keswick team.

Later that day, the team was called out at 8.20pm when a woman walking on Walla Crag got lost in the dark without a torch.

Rescuers used the Sarloc smartphone system to pinpoint the position of the 32-year-old, and she was instructed to walk down to two team members who headed out to meet her.

The spokesperson said: “After walking her down to Rakefoot Farm, the members drove her round to her car which had been left in Great Wood.”

Six team members were involved in the incident, which lasted just over an hour.

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