Rescuers at the scene. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers at the scene. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was rescued after injuring herself when she slipped on a Lake District path.

The 59-year-old fell heavily on to her hip when she slipped on a rocky slab below Millican Dalton’s Cave, between Grange and Rosthwaite, in Borrowdale, and was unable to bear any weight.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2.50pm on Tuesday and went to the walker’s aid.

A team spokesperson said: “The team set off to Grange with the first Land Rover, and checked on the availability of the air ambulance. Fortunately, Helimed 58 [from the Great North Air Ambulance Service] was available, but the only landing site was nearly a kilometre from the casualty site.

“A second KMNRT vehicle brought further members down to the area. The team paramedic administered strong analgesia to the patient, who was in considerable pain.

“Once the GNAAS doctor arrived, team members assisted in splinting her with a vacuum mattress, and she was then carried to the aircraft. After a further assessment, it was decided that she would be transferred to the Cumberland Infirmary by road ambulance.”

The rescue involved 10 volunteers from Keswick MRT and lasted just over 2½ hours.

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