The walker was making her way down to Far Easedale when she slipped

The walker was making her way down to Far Easedale when she slipped

A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering a suspected broken leg after slipping on a Lakeland fell.

The woman was coming down from Greenup Edge above Far Easedale today when the incident happened.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.35pm and requested help from the neighbouring Kendal team, expecting a long stretcher carry from one of the remotest parts of the team’s area.

The walker was treated at the scene by mountain rescuers before being carried down to a lower, flatter area where the air ambulance could land.

A Langdale Ambleside spokesperson said: “It was a very hot, dry day, but despite this the woman started to suffer from the cold due to being immobilised for the 50 or so minutes it took team members to arrive.

“There’s no winning with our weather.

“Five Kendal team members turned up to help out. It would have been a very long carry if we’d had to carry her all the way to Grasmere.”

The rescue involved 12 Langdale Ambleside team volunteers.

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