Rescue team members with the air ambulance at the scene. Photo: Patterdale MRT

Rescue team members with the air ambulance at the scene. Photo: Patterdale MRT

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District hillside after falling and injuring herself.

The woman suffered a deep laceration to her leg in the incident on Gowbarrow Fell.

She was on part of the Ullswater Way when she slipped and injured the leg.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out and used two of its Land Rovers in the incident. The walker was found and treated at the scene.

A team spokesperson said: “Due to the nature of the callout the North West Air Ambulance attended the scene and managed to land nearby.

“The casualty was then transferred by stretcher to the waiting air ambulance and then transported to hospital.”

The three-hour incident involved 10 volunteers from Patterdale MRT.

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