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Ankle Injury Sleet Fell

November 27, 2023

November 25, 2023 14.29 pm

On Saturday 25th November at 14.29hrs Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was contacted by Cumbria Police to assist a young woman who had slipped whilst walking near the High Dodd/Sleet Fell area in Boredale.

The Duty Leader initiated a full call out and team members made their way around Lake Ullswater and into the Boredale valley from where they made their way on foot to the casualty site.

The woman had slipped whilst descending on the path and had heard a loud crack from her ankle, making it too painful to walk on.  After treatment and pain relief her ankle was splinted and she was sledged down to the valley bottom on the stretcher. The lady was then conveyed by the team’s Land Rover to Penrith where she was then taken to Carlisle Hospital by her parents for further treatment.  

Eleven team members responded to the rescue which took 4.5 hrs.