The woman slipped while walking on Place Fell. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The woman slipped while walking on Place Fell. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after slipping and badly injuring her ankle.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 2.15pm on Tuesday after the incident near the summit of Place Fell.

A team spokesperson said: “As it was a suspected broken ankle, assistance was requested from the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

“Once on scene the casualty was treated by the GNAAS paramedic and doctor. The casualty was then evacuated by stretcher over boggy ground to the nearby helicopter for onward travel to Carlisle Infirmary.”

The 3½-hour rescue involved 13 Patterdale MRT volunteers three air ambulance crew.

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