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

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

A woman was rescued from a Lake District beauty spot after injuring herself when she slipped.

The 60-year-old suffered a suspected broken ankle in the incident at Aira Force on Friday.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1.30pm to the scene, which has been the site of numerous callouts in the past few years for the team’s volunteers.

A Patterdale MRT spokesperson said: “When the team arrived on scene, the female was assessed and a suspected fractured ankle was diagnosed.

“The ankle was dressed and placed within a vacuum splint and the female was transferred by stretcher to an ambulance and taken to the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, for further treatment.”

The two-hour rescue involved seven team members.

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