Team members stretcher the injured walker down Blencathra. Photo: Keswick MRT

Team members stretcher the injured walker down Blencathra. Photo: Keswick MRT

A Lakeland walker was rescued from Blencathra after injuring her ankle.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4.45pm on Sunday to the site near the summit of the mountain.

The team also requested the help of the North West Air Ambulance, but low cloud prevented the helicopter reaching the scene, and the injured woman was stretchered from the fell to the Blencathra Centre, from where she was taken by team vehicle to Keswick Cottage Hospital.

The 3½-hour rescue involved eight volunteers from Keswick MRT.

The following day, the team was called out to Seathwaite in Borrowdale after reports from a concerned walker who said he believed he heard whistling and could see an orange emergency survival bag just below the buttress on Hind Crag.

Team members survey the scene near Seathwaite. Photo: Keswick MRT

Team members survey the scene near Seathwaite. Photo: Keswick MRT

A team spokesperson said: “Once at Seathwaite farm, team members spoke to students from a university who were surveying the area and were using orange markers as part of their study.

“Just to be sure team members double checked the location and confirmed it to be an orange marker.”

The 1¼-hour incident was recorded as a false alarm with good intent. Eight team members were involved.

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