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Woman hurt in Aira Force fall

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At 1:41pm today, Friday 24 March Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by Cumbria Police to assist a 60-year-old woman who had slipped and injured her ankle while out walking at Aira Force, near Ullswater.

A spokesman for Patterdale MRT said: “When the team arrived on scene, the woman was assessed and a suspected fractured ankle was diagnosed.

“The ankle was dressed and placed within a vacuum splint and the woman was transferred by stretcher to an ambulance and taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.”

The rescue was attended by 7 team members and lasted approximately 2hrs.

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