A 22-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital after being found incoherent, wet and cold in a field.

Emergency services, including the mountain rescue team, attempted to access the woman via paths near to Oakenshaw Woods, after she was found by a dog walker in a field close to Lower Barnes Street in Clayton-le-Moors.

At around 7.10am on Saturday, the ambulance service were called to attend the incident, but had to call on Pendle and Rossendale Mountain Rescue Team for assistance when they struggled to carry the woman through the trees and back to the waiting ambulance.

A spokesperson for Pendle and Rossendale Mountain Rescue Team said: "The ambulance service called us about 7.30am and when we arrived she was unresponsive but she was breathing.

"She was very cold and it looked like she had been out in the rain for some time.

"The dog walker said he'd seen her on the banking but she was struggling to communicate with anyone."

The air ambulance was called as further problems with access persisted and arrived at the scene around 8.05am.

Matthew Rivers who saw the emergency services arrive while he was out foraging, said: "The medics were treating her and wrapping her in foils and blankets.

"She was near the river and pond which is close to the woodland area.

"The chopper was having a good look around the whole area until it found what it was looking for."

The woman was airlifted to hospital shortly after 8.15am, although the extent of her injuries and condition remain unclear.