Rescuers went to the aid of a teenager who fell in the Lake District yesterday evening.

The 17-year-old girl was with a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award team when she suffered a suspected broken ankle while making her way down to Wasdale Head on the Sprinkling Tarn route.

Her team members used their tent for shelter and called for help. Richard Warren, chairman of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT), said: “The group was very well equipped and erected a tent. They raised the alarm by 999 from Sty Head.  The call went to the police and then to Keswick MRT who handed the job over to Wasdale.”

The injured walker was carried by stretcher to Wasdale Head, from where she was taken by ambulance to West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

18 MRT members took part in the rescue, which lasted about 3½ hours.