Team members tend to the injured walker on the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

Team members tend to the injured walker on the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after injuring herself while taking part in a charity event.

The 31-year-old twisted her knee while walking between Cat Bells and Maiden Moor on Saturday.

She was unable to bear weight on her leg and called for help.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 4.25pm. A team spokesperson said: “The team set off to Skelgill, and then used the access track to get as far as Yewthwaite Mines.

“The crew of this vehicle set off with the necessary kit, while a second truck went to the Hause Gate side of the hill. Team members were on scene at the casualty after about 50 minutes, and having splinted her knee and given her some pain-killing gas, they began to evacuate her down to the Land Rover, being joined by the crew of the second vehicle en route.”

The injured walker was then taken by Land Rover to Little Town Farm, to a waiting ambulance, which took her to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

The 2½-hour rescue involved 15 volunteers from Keswick MRT.

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