The woman injured herself on Barbon Low Fell, above Blind Beck Bridge. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The woman injured herself on Barbon Low Fell, above Blind Beck Bridge. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A woman was rescued from a fell in the western Dales after injuring her leg.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out by Cumbria police on Monday after reports the 62-year-old had broken a leg on Barbon Low Fell.

The incident happened about 300m above the road at Blind Beck in Barbondale.

A team spokesperson said: “Team members arrived on scene just after the North West Air Ambulance which, due to high winds, was unable to land near the casualty, having instead to touch down near the road.

“The air ambulance paramedics and team members climbed to the casualty’s location on the hillside, where the casualty was given pain relief and had her injury, a suspected dislocated knee, splinted, before being packaged in a team stretcher.”

The walker was then stretchered down to the air ambulance at Blind Beck Bridge and airlifted to hospital for further treatment.

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