The woman was rescued from Scales Fell, east of Blencathra's summit

The woman was rescued from Scales Fell, east of Blencathra's summit

A walker was rescued from a Lakeland fell after injuring her ankle.

The group the 42-year-old woman was with then became benighted as darkness fell.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 8.10pm while it was taking part in a training exercise.

The walking party reported their position as somewhere near the top of Scales Fell on Blencathra, but were unsure of their exact location.

A Keswick team spokesperson said: “This call arrived while the team was undertaking an outdoor practice in Whinlatter Forest, but within six minutes, the first Land Rover had departed to Scales, and the other vehicles followed once all the gear was packed in.

“The lady was located close to the top of Scales Fell, and her leg was splinted.

“She was then sledged down to Mousthwaite Combe, and transferred to an ambulance for onward transport to the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.”

The rescue operation lasted almost four hours and involved 30 Keswick MRT volunteers.

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