The Coastguard helicopter above Stickle Gill. Photo: Ian Goodall

The Coastguard helicopter above Stickle Gill. Photo: Ian Goodall

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fellside after suffering a serious ankle injury.

The man was mid-way up Stickle Gill in Great Langdale on Monday when he broke and dislocated his ankle.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 10.40pm.

A team spokesperson said: “He was treated by team members, but the need for ongoing manual traction applied to the ankle in order to maintain the blood supply to his foot meant that a stretcher evacuation was not the best option.

“A Coastguard helicopter was requested and was able to attend and winch the man and fly him to hospital.”

The four-hour rescue involved 14 volunteers from the Langdale Ambleside team.

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