Rescuers in action in Sourmilk Gill. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers in action in Sourmilk Gill. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker on the Coast to Coast route had to be rescued after falling and injuring her knee.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 8.50pm on Saturday when a couple tackling the walk decided to take a short cut via Sourmilk Gill above Seathwaite.

A team spokesperson said: “The lady slipped at the foot of the tricky gully and fell, damaging her knee. She was unable to weight bear, so her husband descended to Seathwaite Farm to seek help.

“The team mobilised swiftly, and a local team member set off with search dog Isla, who located the casualty very swiftly.”

Other team members made their way to the scene in two vehicles. The woman was treated at the scene then stretchered down to the farm, where a waiting ambulance took her to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

The 2¼-hour rescue involved 15 volunteers from the Keswick team.

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