A man has been arrested after a woman was found with serious injuries at a house in Arnside.
Police said they were called to a property on Hollins Lane at 3pm on Thursday following concerns for someone inside.
A 56-year-old woman was found in a serious condition and flown to Blackpool Victoria Hospital by air ambulance.
She is now in a critical condition at the Royal Preston Hospital.
A spokesman for Cumbria Police said: “It is unclear at this time as to how she sustained the injuries, and police are investigating.
“A local man, aged 49, has been arrested and is helping police with their enquiries to establish her recent movements.”