The injured walker is stretchered from Cat Bells. Photo: Keswick MRT

The injured walker is stretchered from Cat Bells. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was rescued from a Lakeland fell after she suffered a suspected broken ankle.

The 66-year-old woman tripped near the summit of Cat Bells on Thursday.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 11.30am to the incident. Rescuers gave the walker pain relief before stretchering her from the hill to an ambulance that was waiting on the lake-shore road.

The three-hour rescue involved 12 volunteers from Keswick MRT.

The previous day, the team was called out to Sty Head when a group of walkers called for help about 7.45pm. One of the party had fallen while descending from Scafell Pike and suffered a leg injury.

Team members during the Sty Head incident. Photo: Keswick MRT

Team members during the Sty Head incident. Photo: Keswick MRT

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “In addition they were fatigued, and disorientated by the dark and misty conditions.

“After the team arrived and an assessment made, the party were assisted down the hill to Seathwaite Farm.”

The incident lasted almost 3¾ hours and involved 16 team members.

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