The woman slipped while walking on Gray Crag. Photo: Michael Graham CC-BY-SA-2.0

The woman slipped while walking on Gray Crag. Photo: Michael Graham CC-BY-SA-2.0

An injured walker’s companion made cups of tea for rescuers after her friend had been stretchered from a Lakeland fell.

The 68-year-old was walking on Gray Crag above Hayeswater on Saturday when she slipped and broke her ankle.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3.30pm and went to the scene on the 710m (2,329ft) fell. The injured woman was given pain relief by team members and her leg was splinted.

She was then stretchered down the fell to a team Land Rover, which took her to the team’s Patterdale base where she was transferred to an ambulance.

A team spokesperson said: “Her friend, with whom she had been walking, came back to the base and made all the team members a cup of tea. This was very much appreciated.”

The 2½-hour rescue involved 14 volunteers from Patterdale MRT.

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