The rescue scene at Seathwaite campsite. Photo: Keswick MRT

The rescue scene at Seathwaite campsite. Photo: Keswick MRT

A woman who injured her leg when she fell into a Lakeland beck during the night was rescued by volunteers from Keswick Mountain Rescue Team.

The team was called out shortly after 6.15am on Sunday to the Seathwaite campsite in Borrowdale.

The 23-year-old tripped and fell into the water, suffering a possible broken leg.

A team spokesperson said: “Unable to alert her friends immediately, she quickly became cold and wet.

“Due to the possible delay in ambulance support, the team sent out two vehicles and were quickly on scene. She was warmed, splinted and given pain relief and then handed over to the ambulance crew for transfer to hospital.”

The rescue lasted 1½ hours and involved 13 team members.

Later the same day Keswick MRT was alerted again when a diabetic walker was reported to have collapsed on the path leading from Seathwaite to Scafell Pike.

The spokesperson said: “A small team set off but was stood down shortly after leaving after being informed that the casualty had made her own way down to Seathwaite and was being taken to hospital by her companions.”

Twelve team volunteers were involved in the incident for half an hour.

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