Rescuers used a rope system while sledging the stretcher down the fellside. Photo: Patterdale MRT

Rescuers used a rope system while sledging the stretcher down the fellside. Photo: Patterdale MRT

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

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 4.35pm on Wednesday when the 65-year-old from the North-East of England sprained her ankle.

She was descending with her husband from Brock Crags near Angle Tarn to Hayeswater.

Rescuers used three vehicles to drive up the track from Hartsop to the reservoir pump house to reach the injured woman.

A team spokesperson said: “Having ascended to the casualty’s location a team doctor assessed the injury before the woman was packaged in a stretcher and sledged down the fellside using a rope safety system.

“The party were reunited back at the team’s rescue base in Patterdale and returned to the North-East to seek further medical care.”

The incident involved 14 Patterdale MRT volunteers.

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