MOUNTAIN rescuers were called out after a woman slipped and hurt her ankle while walking in the Lake District.

The incident happened on the Brown Tongue path to Scafell and Scafell Pike, just before the path splits for Mickledore.

A Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team spokesman said the woman was unable to walk.

The spokesman said: "Two team members were sent ahead to take control of the situation until the rest of the team arrived with first aid, stretcher and oxygen.

"The casualty had already taken painkillers and was in a stable condition. She was secured to the stretcher and team members carried her off the hill."

He said the casualty and her friend made their own way to hospital for treatment.

The rescue team was stood down at around 8.30pm on Thursday, having been called out at 4.10pm.