Rescuers at the scene on the Styhead path. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers at the scene on the Styhead path. Photo: Keswick MRT

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

The 55-year-old was walking with a group of friends on the Sty Head path above Seathwaite on Saturday when she turned her ankle and was unable to continue walking.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2.35pm and members made their way to Seathwaite in two vehicles. They then walked to the site above the ‘1,000ft boulder’ in Styhead Gill.

A team spokesperson said: “The casualty was made comfortable on the stretcher, and carried down to the Land Rover. Here she was transferred for a short ride down to Seathwaite farm, where she was transferred to the group’s car, and was then taken to hospital by her friends.”

The rescue lasted just over two hours and involved 16 volunteers from Keswick MRT.

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