The woman was walking near Aira Force when she broke her ankle. Photo: Dominic Hargreaves CC-BY-2.0

The woman was walking near Aira Force when she broke her ankle. Photo: Dominic Hargreaves [CC-2.0]

A walker was rescued after breaking her ankle in a fall at a Lake District beauty spot.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.30pm on Wednesday when the 64-year-old woman slipped while walking with her husband on the riverside path at Aira Force near Dockray.

A team spokesperson said: “The lady had sustained a fractured ankle and was in considerable discomfort when the team arrived on the scene.

“The team administered pain relief, immobilised and splinted the ankle then carried her by stretcher to its Land Rover ambulance to be transferred to a county ambulance.”

The two-hour rescue involved 10 volunteer team members.

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