Commonwealth Games trip on hold for woman who fractured ankle en route at Ullswater

Commonwealth Games trip on hold for woman who fractured ankle en route at Ullswater

Commonwealth Games trip on hold for woman who fractured ankle en route at Ullswater

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A CORNISH tourist has had to put her Commonwealth Games trip on ice after slipping at Ullswater and fracturing her ankle.

The 65-year-old had stopped off at the popular tourist spot while journeying from her hometown of Truro to watch the games, when she slipped and suffered the injury at around 1.55pm yesterday (Sunday).

Cumbria Police, Patterdale Mountain Rescue and the North West Ambulance Service team attended the incident.

They said the woman had stopped for a walk on the shores of Ullswater with her husband and daughter, when she suffered a suspected fractured ankle.

Patterdale Mountain rescue team launched their rescue boat to reach the woman and arrived a few minutes before paramedics from the ambulance service.

She was treated at the scene and carried to the waiting ambulance at Sandwick Bay.

The woman's husband was taken to Glenridding by rescue boat to pick up his car.

Nine team members from Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team spent just over two hours on the rescue.

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