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Walker breaks ankle on Lake District fell in Cumbria

A NEW Year’s Day accident saw a female walker stretchered off a fell after slipping and breaking her ankle in Cumbria

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team reached the scene on foot and gave her pain relief and put a splint on her injured leg.

The woman from Derbyshire slipped on wet grass while descending Great Mell Fell about 1.30pm yesterday.

She was then stretchered off and taken by ambulance to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

Have your say

It is foolish to question this rescue, because it's one of the few that are sensible in which the services performed as they are supposed to do. Someone had a real injury and was stretchered down by caring admirable volunteers. There was no helicopter. The problem is with call outs where nothing has actually happened and there is only the potential for injury.

Posted by WilliamT on 6 January 2014 at 12:22

If Mike had his way, nobody would be allowed to leave their front door in case of "risking other peoples necks". What an absurd conclusion to reach.
The Mountain Rescue Teams are all volunteers. Not one of them is compelled to rescue anyone. The Mountain Rescue Teams are highly skilled and trained people, and we can all learn from them.
Hey Mike, why don't we close down the Ambulance Service, then close all the Accident and Emergency Wards? We only need them because (you say) of people's own stupidity.

Posted by Alexander Smith on 5 January 2014 at 16:51

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