Barf crag mountain fall pensioner 'lay undiscovered'

RAF Sea King helicopter and Great North Air Ambulance The rescue involved both the air ambulance and an RAF helicopter

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A 74-year-old woman "lay undiscovered for some time" after falling from a mountain in Cumbria, rescuers said.

The woman, from Dalston, fell about 20ft (6m) from Barf crag near Bassenthwaite Lake.

She was taken to hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries.

A Great North Air Ambulance spokesman said it had been a "very difficult and technical rescue" which also involved Keswick mountain rescue and the RAF.

The woman was winched into an RAF Sea King helicopter and flown down to the air ambulance which then took her to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

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