Rescuers stretcher the woman down Grains Gill after her fall. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers stretcher the woman down Grains Gill after her fall. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was rescued after suffering a serious ankle injury in Grains Gill in Borrowdale.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.50pm on Saturday after the woman slipped while walking with two friends.

A team spokesperson said: “The team set off to Seathwaite with two vehicles full of personnel, and checked on the availability of the air ambulance, given that it would be sometime before the team could be on scene.

“The first team members to the casualty found her in great pain, and administered analgesia to relieve the symptoms, before splinting the leg.

“Low cloud ruled out air support, so the team had to stretcher the casualty down to Seathwaite to meet up with an ambulance.”

The injured walker was then taken to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

The rescue lasted almost three hours and involved 17 volunteers from Keswick MRT.

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