The second callout was to a man injured on Sleet Fell, in the near distance

The second callout was to a man injured on Sleet Fell, in the near distance

Two walkers suffered broken ankles in separate incidents on Lake District fells.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 11.30am today when the woman fell near Boredale Head.

Team members treated her at the scene and the Patterdale MRT doctor gave the walker pain relief before she was taken to an ambulance which took her to hospital for further treatment.

As the team was concluding the rescue, it was alerted to another walker who had suffered the same fate on Sleet Fell, a couple of kilometres to the North.

The man, from the North-East of England, slipped and broke his ankle on the fell.

After treatment at the scene, he was stretchered by team members to another ambulance.

The rescues involved 14 volunteers from the Patterdale team and lasted five hours. Several Penrith MRT members and one person from the Kendal team also helped at the incidents.

A spokesperson for the Patterdale team said: “The team is hoping that their work is done for the day, as a lot of the team’s kit is now very wet.”

The Patterdale volunteers have been called out 21 times so far this year.

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