The summit of Latterbarrow. Photo: David Purchase CC_BY-SA-2.0

The summit of Latterbarrow. Photo: David Purchase CC_BY-SA-2.0

A walker was rescued after slipping and injuring herself on a Cumbrian fell.

The American visitor in her 60s was walking on Latterbarrow, near Hawkshead today, Wednesday, when she fell.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.35pm and went to the aid of the woman on the 244m (801ft) hill.

A team spokesperson said: “The lady was treated by team members for an ankle injury and stretchered to a land ambulance from North West Ambulance Service for the onward journey to Furness General Hospital, Barrow-in-Furness.”

The rescue involved 11 volunteer members of Coniston MRT.

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