The woman was rescued from Hindscarth. Photo: Trevor Harris CC-BY-SA-2.0

The woman was rescued from Hindscarth. Photo: Trevor Harris CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker was rescued from a Lakeland fell after slipping and injuring herself.

The 55-year-old woman dislocated her knee in the incident on Hindscarth yesterday.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team, which went to her aid, said the injury might have been exacerbated by a previous injury.

The team was called out about 4pm and used two of its vehicles to get members into the area. The woman was found about 1km north of the 727m (2,385ft) summit of the fell.

A team spokesperson said: “The lady was given analgesia, and then stretchered directly down the side of the ridge to Castle Nook.

“Here she was transferred to one of the team’s Sprinter ambulances, and driven to Little Town, where she was transferred to a road ambulance.”

The walker was then taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

The rescue, which took almost three hours, involved 18 volunteer members of Keswick MRT.

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