The woman slipped while walking at Aira Force. Photo: Dominic Hargreaves CC-BY-2.0

The woman slipped while walking at Aira Force. Photo: Dominic Hargreaves [CC-2.0]

A walker suffered a painful suspected broken ankle in a slip at a Lake District beauty spot.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4pm on Saturday to aid the woman at Aira Force.

Members of the RAF Mountain Rescue Service, who were in the area, also helped deal with the incident.

A spokesperson for Patterdale MRT said: “The team located the casualty halfway up the path by the side of the waterfalls. The casualty had slipped and gone over their ankle and was in a lot of pain.

“The casualty was treated by the team doctor who had to administer strong pain relief to allow the casualty to be evacuated more comfortably. The casualty was transported to a team Land Rover and then to an ambulance at the main Aira Force car park for onward travel to hospital.

“The team would like to thank the RAF mountain rescue who were training in the area and kindly offered to assist with the evacuation.”

The incident lasted three hours and involved 12 Patterdale MRT volunteers and six from the RAF team.

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