Rescuers help the injured walker to a team Land Rover. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers help the injured walker to a team Land Rover. Photo: Keswick MRT

A ‘tough’ octogenarian was able to walk to a team vehicle supported by rescuers after injuring her head in a fall.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out to the incident shortly after 2pm on Thursday.

The 80-year-old was walking with friends along the Allerdale Ramble below Castle Crag in Borrowdale when she slipped and fell.

A team spokesperson said: “Five team members set off in a Land Rover and another member went direct to the location to assist.

“The lady had a bump on her head and was unsteady but was tough enough to walk assisted to the Land Rover. One of the team members took her to the cottage hospital in Keswick for a check-over.”

The rescue lasted almost 1¾ hours and involved 11 team volunteers.

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