A walker was flown to hospital after falling backwards and suffering a "nasty head injury".

They were walking in Coniston as part of a group when the accident happened at around 4.10pm on Saturday (June 19).

The casualty had just crossed Low Water Beck but slipped backwards and cut their head open.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team, paramedics, and the North West Air Ambulance were called to the incident near Pudding Stone.

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Coniston MRT said: "Fortunately, passing walkers included former NHS staff who dealt with the initial bleeding. North West Ambulance Service called us to assist, and we despatched two Land Rovers.

"On arrival at the casualty, an assessment was made, pain relief given, and the NW Air Ambulance, Helimed 08, arrived. It was decided to fly the casualty to Furness General for further treatment."

The incident lasted for nearly two hours with 10 volunteer mountain rescue volunteers attending.

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