The Coast to Coast walker was found by rescuers in Grisedale

The Coast to Coast walker was found by rescuers in Grisedale

A Coast to Coast walker with a knee injury was rescued after falling on the route.

The 63-year-old woman from Hertfordshire was reported to be between Grasmere and Patterdale when she injured herself today.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at about 4.10pm.

A spokesperson said: “The team was unable to contact the reporting person due to the poor mobile phone signal and in deteriorating weather conditions started a second call out of the day. 13 team members responded and proceeded up Grisedale.

“On locating the casualty a medical assessment was undertaken and the casualty was able to walk off the fell with assistance to the waiting team ambulance.”

The Patterdale team had earlier been called to help Penrith Mountain Rescue Team after reports that a 60-year-old walker had chest and arm pains.

A Patterdale MRT spokesperson said: “The man had been fellwalking and was on the border between the two teams’ areas near Rest Dodd. 12 Patterdale team members responded and joined two parties from Penrith making their way up the fell in high winds towards the casualty.

“Due to the possibility that the reported symptoms indicated a heart attack support from an RAF Sea King helicopter was also requested.

“The team was stood down after the helicopter was able to land close to the party and transport them to West Cumberland Infirmary [in Whitehaven].”

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