A WOMAN in her seventies suffered a fractured femur after falling around 15 feet on a Lake District fell.

The woman also suffered facial lacerations, a broken wrist and a suspected fractured pelvis in the fall.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team (LAMRT) was called out to the incident on Helm Crag, near Grasmere, at around 1.40pm on Wednesday.

The woman was reported to have tripped and fallen over a rocky outcrop.

An LAMRT spokesman said: "She was treated by air ambulance paramedics and team members and was then airlifted to hospital."