Team member attend to the injured woman. Photo: Keswick MRT

Team member attend to the injured woman. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker on the Coast to Coast route was rescued after slipping and injuring her leg.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team members were finishing their weekly practice on Thursday evening when they were alerted to the incident about 9.45pm.

The woman was with her husband descending from Grey Knotts above Black Sail youth hostel when she slipped.

A team spokesperson said: “As most of the team were still at base, an immediate response was forthcoming, and 18 members set off to the top of Honister.

“The first members were on scene within 45 minutes, and the lady was splinted, given analgesia, and then stretchered down to Honister Mine.

“Here she was transferred to an ambulance for transfer to the Cumberland Infirmary. The team notified the couple’s accommodation to ensure that they were aware, cleared up from the incident, and then stood down.”

The rescue lasted just over two hours and involved 21 volunteers from Keswick MRT.

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