MOUNTAIN rescuers stretchered an injured walker from a ‘difficult and rocky location’ after high winds prevented a helicopter landing to airlift her.

The 46-year-old woman slipped and suffered a ‘serious’ fracture dislocation of her ankle while walking with friends above Yew Crag, near Ullswater.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out at 1.10pm today (Sunday).

A team spokesperson said: “Once the team had located the casualty and treated her for her injuries, it was decided to request the assistance of the air ambulance due to the difficult and rocky location and seriousness of the fracture.

“At the time the helicopter was on another emergency so the team started to stretcher the casualty from the fell.

“Once available the Pride of Cumbria air ambulance flew to scene but was unable to land due to wind conditions and difficult terrain.”

The team continued to stretcher the casualty from the fell and transferred her to a waiting ambulance to be taken to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, for further treatment.