Rescuers at Mardale Head. Photo: Penrith MRT

Rescuers at Mardale Head. Photo: Penrith MRT

A teenager was rescued after injuring herself while walking the Coast to Coast route with her family.

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Thursday when the 13-year-old girl slipped while coming down Kidsty Pike.

The girl injured her leg in the incident, which happened in heavy showers just above Bowderthwaite Bridge near Haweswater.

Nine Penrith MRT members were joined by colleagues from the Patterdale team and the girl was treated at the scene and her leg splinted.

She was then stretched a mile and a half to a waiting ambulance at Mardale Head.

The rescue lasted 3½ hours.

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