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

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

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after breaking her leg.

The woman was walking with a group on Sunday at Hause Gate between Cat Bells and Maiden Moor when she slipped, suffering a serious fracture of her lower leg.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3.40pm

A team spokesperson said: “It took a short while to establish exactly where she was, as the initial reports were incorrect.

“However, the leading team members found her near the foot of the zigzags coming down Hause Gate, and the rest of the team arrived promptly with supporting equipment.

“She was given analgesia to help with pain relief, and one of the team paramedics supervised splinting of the limb.”

The walker was then stretchered down to the road where a waiting ambulance took her to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

The 2¼-hour rescue involved 15 volunteers from Keswick MRT.

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