Team members stretcher the injured walker down the steep slopes of Cat Bells. Photo: Keswick MRT

Team members stretcher the injured walker down the steep slopes of Cat Bells. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker received help within minutes after badly injuring her ankle in a slip on a Lake District fell.

A paramedic from Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was already on the hill when the incident occurred on Cat Bells.

The team was called out about 2.15pm on Thursday after the 48-year-old woman suffered a dislocated fracture of her ankle and her companion phoned for help.

A team spokesperson said: “The team was mobilised to the scene within 15 minutes, with a second vehicle following 15 minutes later.

“One of the team’s paramedics who was already on the hill reached the casualty very swiftly, and was able to give an exact location, and a diagnosis.

“A number of team members attended direct to the incident. The lady was given some strong analgesia, and then stretchered down to the Land Rover on the Yewthwaite track, and this transported the casualty to Skelgill where she was transferred to an ambulance.”

The 2¼-hour rescue involved 18 volunteers from Keswick MRT.

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