The injured walker is stretchered down the fell. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

The injured walker is stretchered down the fell. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

A walker taking part in a sponsored event was rescued from a Lake District fell after injuring herself.

The 27-year-old from Dover stumbled while on the path between Scarth Gap and High Crag above Buttermere on Saturday morning.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team, which was called out to the incident, said the woman suffered a potentially serious ankle injury.

A team spokesperson said: “The lady had been participating in a charity fellwalking event and, thanks to the accurate location provided by the event organisers, she was quickly located and treated at the scene by one of the team doctors.

“Cockermouth MRT, supported by members of an RAF Mountain Rescue Team from Leeming who were training in the area, evacuated the lady by stretcher to a waiting ambulance.”

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