The summit of High Pike. Photo: Steven Ruffles CC-BY-SA-2.0

The summit of High Pike. Photo: Steven Ruffles CC-BY-SA-2.0

Two walkers were rescued in separate incidents in the Lake District.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at about 12.20pm yesterday when a 64-year-old solo walker fell and injured her ankle on High Pike in the Caldbeck Fells.

Six team members set off in one of their vehicles with eight others standing by.

A spokesperson said: “Fortunately the Great North Air Ambulance was able to attend.

“The first team group went to assist the air crew to load the casualty, and the incident was quickly resolved.

“She was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary [in Carlisle] for treatment.”

The team was called out again at 3.30pm after a 70-year-old woman slipped crossing a stream with an organised party near Walla Crag, south of Keswick, breaking her wrist in the fall.

Members of the team drove their vehicle on to the fell from Rakefoot farm and then carried on by foot to the scene of the incident.

The woman was treated and then stretchered back to the farm where a waiting ambulance took her to the Cumberland Infirmary for further treatment.

The latter incident was the team’s 86th of the year, and involved 19 volunteer members.

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