The woman slipped on Kirksty Brow, left, above Ullswater. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The woman slipped on Kirksty Brow, left, above Ullswater. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Two rescue teams went to the aid of a walker who suffered a suspected broken ankle when she slipped on a Lake District fell.

The 60-year-old was walking with her husband on Kirksty Brow above Ullswater on Monday when the incident happened.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 2.35pm and was joined by colleagues from the Penrith team at the scene.

Rescuers walked to site and located the couple before administering pain relief to the injured walker. She was treated for a suspected fracture dislocation of her lower leg.

A Patterdale MRT spokesperson said: “She was stretchered from the fell and driven in a team ambulance to Dockray, where she was transferred to an ambulance and on to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle for further treatment.”

The rescue involved 12 Patterdale MRT volunteers and nine from the Penrith team.

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