The walker injured her leg near Red Tarn

The walker injured her leg near Red Tarn

Mountain rescuers had to crawl in high winds to reach an injured walker in the Lake District.

The woman injured her leg while walking near Red Tarn above Great Langdale today.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 11.45am and was joined a short time later by five members of the Kendal Mountain Rescue Team, who broke off a training exercise to go to the incident.

Ten Langdale team members went to the aid of the stricken walker in conditions described as ‘wild’.

She was treated at the scene and stretchered to the road.

A Langdale Ambleside MRT spokesperson said: “You know it’s windy when team members are reduced to crawling to make progress.”

The rescue lasted four hours.

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