The rescue scene on Walla Crag. Photo: Keswick MRT

The rescue scene on Walla Crag. Photo: Keswick MRT

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

A member of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team who was walking her dog came across the injured woman on Thursday afternoon and called 999.

The walker had been descending Walla Crag towards Rakefoot Farm when she slipped on loose stone. She was unable to continue as she could not bear weight on her ankle.

The Keswick team was alerted about 2.35pm.

A team spokesperson said: “A Land Rover was dispatched with three team members with others travelling direct.

“On arrival pain relief was provided, the ankle bandaged and splinted, and then she was stretchered a short distance to the road. She was taken to the Keswick Cottage Hospital for further checks.”

The incident lasted 1½ hours and involved nine volunteers from Keswick MRT.

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