Rescuers stretcher the injured walker down from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers stretcher the injured walker down from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after slipping and injuring her leg.

The woman was walking with her partner on Swanesty How in Borrowdale on Tuesday when she suffered a serious ankle injury.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2.15pm and its volunteers went to the area in two of its vehicles.

The Great North Air Ambulance was also scrambled from its base near Penrith but had to land at the foot of the fell because of the difficult terrain.

Keswick MRT members treated the woman at the scene. A team spokesperson said: “She was given analgesia and splinted ready for the carry down.

“As there was going to be a significant delay, Helimed left once a land ambulance arrived on scene. The lady was transferred to the ambulance at Hazel Bank, and was then taken to the Cumberland Infirmary by road for treatment.

“The team then gave her partner a lift back to his car so that he could follow her to hospital.”

The rescue lasted almost two hours and involved 12 Keswick MRT volunteers.

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