A woman on horseback turned up safe as a Lake District mountain rescue team prepared to hoof it on to the fells to begin a search for her.
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted today to the missing woman, who was travelling from Bowness-on-Windermere to Askham, south of Penrith, with her horse. Police alerted the team to the woman, who was reported overdue.
Penrith MRT joined their colleagues but the woman was reported safe and well at Haweswater in Mardale as the hunt began.
- A white knight helped a stricken walker who slipped while she was coming down from Sheffield Pike.
The woman, from Bristol, injured herself while walking towards the old mines at Greenside above Glenridding.
A spokesperson for Patterdale MRT said: “She heard a cracking sound and felt a sharp pain. A passing walker carried the lady down to the vehicle track where she was able to sit in national park Land Rover.
“Two members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team attended and transferred the casualty to their base in one of their Land Rover ambulances.”
The incident happened about 5pm today, Thursday. The woman was then taken by ambulance to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle. The identity of the Good Samaritan is not known.