Rescuers stretcher the injured walker from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers stretcher the injured walker from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fellside after injuring her ankle.

The 50-year-old was walking in the valley behind Souther Fell, beside the River Glenderamackin on Sunday when she slipped and hurt herself.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 3.20pm.

A team spokesperson said: “Her walking companions provided a very accurate position with a grid reference and what3words location.

“Two Keswick MRT vehicles were dispatched and on arrival provided some pain relief and splinted the ankle. The casualty was stretchered to Mungrisdale and then taken by her friends to Carlisle hospital for further checks.”

The incident involved 19 volunteers from Keswick MRT and lasted almost 2½ hours.

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