Injured walker airlifted off Lake District mountain

TWO helicopters assisted in the rescue of an injured walker from a Lake District mountain.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue were called out at around 4pm on Saturday when the man fell on Great Gable.

The 67-year-old from Derby suffered an ‘incapacitating knee injury’ in the fall.

The Great North Air Ambulance flew Wasdale team members to the scene.

A helicopter from RAF Boulmer winched the casualty from the mountain and flew him to Cumberland Infirmary for further treatment.

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