Woman, 65, sledged down Lake District fell after spraining ankle

A mountain rescue team rushed to help a woman who had sprained her ankle while trailing along a Lake District fell.

The 65-year-old was descending from Brock Crags to Hayeswater with her husband at around 4.35pm yesterday (May 5) when the incident happened.

Crews from Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were alerted to the incident and rushed to help her.

A total of 14 team members responded in three team vehicles, heading to the pump house track above Hartsop.

The team climbed up to find the casualties where a team doctor then assessed the injury.

The woman was then lifted into a stretcher and sledged down the fell side using a rope safety system, before being taken to the team rescue base in Patterdale.

Following this, the woman and her husband returned home to seek further medical care.

A spokesperson for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team said: “At 16:35 today the Team were alerted to a 65 year old woman from the NE who had sprained her ankle whilst descending from Brock Crags to Hayeswater with her husband.

“14 team members responded and proceeded to the pump house track above Hartsop in 3 Team vehicles.

“Having ascended to the casualties location a team doctor assessed the injury before the woman was package in a stretcher and sledged down the fell side using a rope safety system.

“The party were reunited back at the teams rescue Base in Patterdale and returned to the NE to seek further medical care.”

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