CONISTON Mountain Rescue Team were called out to a walker who had slipped and twisted her ankle.

The team were alerted to the casualty - who was located to the east of Hawkshead - at 3.33pm on January 17 by Cumbria Police.

A spokesman for CMRT said: "It was a cold and sunny day in the Lakes. A female walker slipped and twisted her ankle, and Cumbria Police asked us to assist her. We despatched two Land Rovers from Base, and some members went directly, joined shortly by paramedics from North West Ambulance Service.

"The casualty was assessed, given pain relief, and her ankle was splinted. We then carried her on a stretcher to our converted Land Rover ambulance, and took her to Hawkshead, from where her husband was going to drive her to their local A&E.

"11 volunteer team members attended this callout, which took around two hours and 10 minutes."