The team arrives at Fairy Glen with the injured walker. Photo: G Lloyd

The team arrives at Fairy Glen with the injured walker. Photo: G Lloyd

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after spraining her ankle.

The 69-year-old was near Black Moss Pot in Langstrath yesterday when she injured herself and was unable to bear any weight on the ankle.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1.15pm and went to the woman’s aid.

Her ankle was splinted and she was then carried back to Fairy Glen where a team Land Rover was waiting. She was then driven to Stonethwaite where an ambulance took her to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

It was the team’s 100th callout of the year lasted 2¼ hours, with 16 volunteer team members involved.

While the team was involved in the rescue, another call came in, alerting them of a seriously injured mountain biker on Ullock Pike near Skiddaw.

The 61-year-old from Cockermouth fell and suffered chest and abdominal injuries.

Keswick MRT requested colleagues from Cockermouth take on the rescue and 17 members of that team took part in the rescue, along with five Keswick volunteers who diverted to the incident.

The man was treated at the scene by rescuers and a doctor from the Great North Air Ambulance, which flew to the site.

The injured cyclist was then stretchered a short distance to the waiting helicopter which flew him to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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