Rescuers with the injured woman on the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers with the injured woman on the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was rescued after injuring her ankle on a Lake District fell.

The woman was reported to be on the Allerdale Ramble when the incident happened.

Police contacted Keswick Mountain Rescue Team after she called for help. A team spokesperson said: “Full details had not been taken as the call cut out part way through.

“A lady walking with her partner had suffered an ankle injury and was unable to weight bear, but the location was somewhere on the Allerdale Ramble near Seatoller.”

One team vehicle set off to Seatoller, with the intention that the second vehicle would go to the Grange end of the path to search from that point.

The spokesperson said: “However, control managed to Sarloc the casualty, which placed her near to Scaleclose Coppice.”

The Sarloc system, developed by ex-Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation member Russ Hore, sends a link to the casualty’s smartphone which, when followed, allows the rescuers to pinpoint the phone location.

The spokesperson said: “The second vehicle then went to Rosthwaite, while the first group located the patient, administered analgesia, and then splinted the leg.

“The two groups then carried her down to Rosthwaite, and because there was no ambulance immediately available, she was transported to Keswick Hospital to rendezvous with a North West Ambulance Service ambulance. She was taken on to the Cumberland Infirmary for treatment.”

The 2½-hour rescue involved 15 volunteers from the Keswick team.

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