Walker rescued after breaking ankle in slip

A walker suffered a suspected broken ankle and needed rescuing from a Lake District hill.

The incident happen on Saturday when a woman who is in her mid-50s, was walking on Gowbarrow Fell near Dockray slipped on wet grass.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 12.25pm and its members used three Land Rovers to reach the scene.

A team spokesperson said: “The casualty was assessed by the team doctor and treated at the scene for a possible fracture to her right ankle.

“She was put in a leg splint and evacuated off the fell by stretcher to a team vehicle where she was conveyed to the main road and was then taken to hospital for treatment.”

The 2½- hour incident involved 14 Patterdale MRT volunteers.

While the weather might be improving the ground is unusually wet for this time so if your heading out, be prepared.

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