The rescue scene on Gowbarrow Fell. Photo: Patterdale MRT

The rescue scene on Gowbarrow Fell. Photo: Patterdale MRT

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after collapsing with heat exhaustion.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 5pm on Tuesday to the incident on Gowbarrow Fell, above Ullswater.

The 73-year-old was walking with her family when she collapsed in the heat and was unable to continue.

A team spokesperson said: “Team members responded to the callout, taking three team vehicles to Aira Force car park before ascending on foot to the woman’s location.

“She was assessed by team doctors who set up an intravenous drip to treat her dehydration and lower her temperature. Following treatment, she was transported by stretcher back to the car park and a waiting ambulance.”

The incident lasted two hours and involved 19 Patterdale MRT volunteers.

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