Rescuers at the scene on Stile End. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers at the scene on Stile End. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after breaking her ankle when she slipped on wet turf.

The 60-year-old was with a group descending Stile End, south-west of Braithwaite, on Tuesday when the incident happened.

The woman suffered a displaced fracture in the slip, and Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 3.20pm to the site above Coledale.

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “The team attended, and after administering some analgesia, the two team paramedics were able to reduce the fracture, putting it back in line, so that it could be splinted efficiently.

“The casualty was then lifted on to the stretcher, and sledged down to the team Sprinter. She was driven to the Keswick Cottage Hospital to await an ambulance for onward transport to the Cumberland Infirmary.”

The rescue involved 12 Keswick MRT volunteers and lasted just under two hours.

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