Patterdale MRT's rescue boat was used to reach the injured walker

Patterdale MRT's rescue boat was used to reach the injured walker

A walker was rescued after breaking her ankle on a Lake District path.

The woman was walking alongside Ullswater on Thursday when she slipped and injured herself.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3.55pm and used its rescue boat to reach the walker who, the team said, had badly fractured her ankle.

A team spokesperson said: “Due to the nature of her injury the team requested a helicopter to transfer her to hospital.”

She was taken by rescue boat to the Inn on the Lake, Glenridding, where the Great North Air Ambulance’s Pride of Cumbria helicopter had landed.

The walker was assessed and treated by the air ambulance doctor before being taken to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, for further treatment.

The three-hour rescue involved 10 volunteer Patterdale MRT members.

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