The woman was walking on Watermillock Common. Photo: Michael Graham CC-BY-SA-2.0

The woman was walking on Watermillock Common. Photo: Michael Graham CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after she became exhausted and unable to continue.

Rescuers said the woman, in her 70s, who was with friends on Watermillock Common above Swineside Knott, had fallen numerous times.

Police alerted Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team at 2.20pm on Saturday.

A team spokesperson said: “The team responded and made their way to the scene from Dowthwaite Head where they left the vehicles to make their way on foot to the casualty site.

“The female was assessed by the team doctor and then packaged into the stretcher and carried off the hill back to the team Land Rovers. She was conveyed to the rescue base in Patterdale where she was joined by her friends, who drove her back to their holiday cottage.”

Nine team members were involved in the four-hour incident.

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