Rescuers stretcher the injured woman from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers stretcher the injured woman from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after injuring herself.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.25pm on Friday when the 50-year-old slipped on Walla Crag and suffered a serious ankle injury, leaving her unable to bear weight.

A team spokesperson said: “The team set off to Great Wood car park with a lead Land Rover, and then up Cat Gill. A second vehicle with five followed within a short space of time.

“Once the location had been established, it was decided to carry her down to Rakefoot Farm, so the two vehicles were transferred round to the north side of the hill.

“The casualty was given analgesia and splinted, then carried down to Rakefoot to meet up with a [North West Ambulance Service] ambulance.”

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

The 2¼-hour rescue involved 13 volunteers from Keswick MRT.

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