The woman slipped while descending into Grisedale. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The woman slipped while descending into Grisedale. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring herself on a Lakeland fell.

The 20-year-old from Worcestershire was descending from Grisedale Tarn with her partner on Friday when she dislocated her knee when she slipped and twisted her leg.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2.35pm.

A team spokesperson said: “Initial reports received by Cumbria police indicated that the injury may have been far more serious so assistance was requested from an air asset.

“Although it was a fine and sunny day, wind at the scene meant that the [Great North Air Ambulance Service] helicopter was unable to land. The team were forced to stretcher the casualty down to the valley bottom where a Coastguard helicopter from their Humberside base was able to collect her and fly her to James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough.”

The five-hour rescue involved 14 volunteers from Patterdale MRT.

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