Rescuers at the scene near New Bridge, Rosthwaite. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers at the scene near New Bridge, Rosthwaite. Photo: Keswick MRT

A cyclist was injured when she fell into a stream while being chased by a cow.

The incident happened at the River Derwent at Rosthwaite in the Lake District on Sunday.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 3.05pm.

A team spokesperson said: “A lady was chased by a cow while cycling with her partner.

“In trying to evade the animal, she tumbled a short distance into the stream below, injuring her knee.

“Her partner quickly cycled back to the village to raise the alarm. A couple of local team members were quickly on scene, followed by the team from Keswick.

“The casualty was treated and given analgesia, before being carried to the ambulance which was waiting in Rosthwaite for onward transport to hospital in Carlisle.”

The rescue lasted almost two hours and involved 14 volunteers from the Keswick team.

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