The woman broke her ankle while walking at Aira Force. Photo: Dominic Hargreaves CC-BY-2.0

The woman broke her ankle while walking at Aira Force. Photo: Dominic Hargreaves [CC-2.0]

A walker was rescued after slipping and breaking her ankle at a Lake District beauty spot.

The 54-year-old injured herself at Aira Force on Sunday.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.40pm and went to the woman’s aid at the waterfall.

A team spokesperson said: “The rescue team and paramedics from North West Ambulance Service treated the lady at the scene for an open fracture to her ankle.

“She was given pain relief and her ankle was stabilised before she was stretchered to the ambulance for onward transportation and treatment at hospital.”

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