The woman was stretchered from Tongue Gill, above Borrowdale. Photo: Ian Capper CC-BY-SA-2.0

The woman was stretchered from Tongue Gill, above Borrowdale. Photo: Ian Capper CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker was rescued after she tripped and broke her wrist on a Borrowdale fell.

The 82-year-old was in Tongue Gill on the Allerdale Ramble on Thursday when she injured herself.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1.10pm and two members who were near the site went direct to the walker, while others made their way to the fell.

A team spokesperson said: “The lady was in some discomfort, so analgesia was given, and her arm then splinted.

“She was then stretchered down to New Bridge and lifted into one of the team Land Rovers, so she could be transported to meet up with an ambulance at Rosthwaite. She was then taken to the Cumberland Infirmary for treatment.”

The two-hour rescue involved 13 Keswick MRT volunteers.

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