Rescuers in action on the summit of Robinson. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Rescuers in action on the summit of Robinson. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

An walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after injuring herself in a fall.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1.50pm on Wednesday after the 70-year-old woman suffered shoulder and ankle injuries at the summit of Robinson above Buttermere.

The team confirmed the walker’s location using the Sarloc smartphone system and rescuers headed to Newlands Hause before making their way on foot to the top of the mountain.

A Cockermouth MRT spokesperson said: “Helimed 08 from the North West Air Ambulance was on scene when the team arrived, and it was quickly confirmed the casualty’s injuries.

“She was treated accordingly before being airlifted to Keswick for transfer by land ambulance to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.”

Search dogs took part in the incident on Darling Fell. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Search dogs took part in the incident on Darling Fell. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Team leader Andrew McNeil said: “The team and Helimed 08 crew worked well together to treat the casualty and get her safely on board the aircraft.

“Given the nature of the injuries, a long carry-out via stretcher could have been very uncomfortable for the casualty. We wish her a speedy recovery.”

The incident was the team’s 57th callout of the year, involving 19 team members and lasting three hours.

The team also dealt with an unwell DofE participant. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

The team also dealt with an unwell DofE participant. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

It was Cockermouth MRT’s fourth callout of the week in which its volunteers dealt with a walker with a lower leg injury on Darling Fell on Monday; an unwell Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participant at Blackbeck Tarn on Sunday; and a runaway child on Sale Fell the same day.

The team said: “With British summer time ending on Sunday, it is important that anyone heading up the fells is aware of when it will get dark, is appropriately equipped and has a head torch.”

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