Rescuers with the injured walker on the flanks of Cat Bells. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers with the injured walker on the flanks of Cat Bells. Photo: Keswick MRT

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

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 12.40pm on Saturday when the woman slipped on wet muddy grass while descending with a group on the Newlands side of Cat Bells.

The walker heard a distinct crack in her ankle.

A team spokesperson said: “A couple of team vehicles were dispatched and on arrival pain relief was provided before the ankle was re-aligned.

“After splinting she was stretchered down to a Land Rover which met up with an ambulance which took her to Carlisle for further treatment.”

The incident involved 14 team volunteers and lasted just over 2¼ hours.

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