A YOUNG female was helped down from a local waterfall after injuring her leg while on a Duke of Edinburgh expedition.

The incident happened yesterday (Friday) at Cautley Spout in the Howgills near Sedbergh.

Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team and Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue Team were involved in the call out.

KMSRT said it sent a team of four people to assist including two dogs.

"The casualty was located and treated for a leg injury and the effects of the cold. Whilst the rest of the Duke of Edinburgh group were safely led down, the casualty was stretchered down in a long and tricky descent.  Team members arrived safely back at base at 8pm." 

Cautley Spout is described as England's highest cascade waterfall above ground - it falls a total of 650ft or 198 metres.