The walker is stretchered from Robinson. Photo: Keswick MRT

The walker is stretchered from Robinson. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after slipping and injuring herself.

The woman was descending the lower slopes of Robinson at the head of the Newlands Valley on Wednesday when the incident happened.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3.10pm.

A team spokesperson said: “A 59-year-old woman slipped on some mud and heard an ominous crack in her ankle.

“A member of her party called 999 and asked for mountain rescue assistance. Two vehicles were quickly deployed from the Keswick base and were able to drive close to the casualty. A team paramedic assessed the injury, analgesia was administered and the ankle splinted before loading the lady onto a stretcher for the relatively short carry down to one of the team vehicles.

“The casualty was then driven to where the party had left their vehicle. She was transferred into their own car for onward travel by the lady’s husband to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.”

The rescue involved 14 team volunteers and lasted almost 1¾ hours.

The rescue scene on Ullock Pike. Photo: Keswick MRT

The rescue scene on Ullock Pike. Photo: Keswick MRT

The previous day, team members attended a similar incident on Ullock Pike after a 41-year-old woman also heard a crack from her ankle when she slipped on mud near the summit of Carl Side.

The spokesperson said: “Despite this she kept on walking past Ullock Pike and down the ridge until finally, at Kiln Pots, the pain became too much and she could walk no further.

“After the emergency call the team were deployed and made their way up to casualty. After some treatment and pain relief she was stretchered down to the car park near the Ravenstone Hotel and to the awaiting ambulance.”

Fifteen team members took part in the 2¾-hour rescue.

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