TWO mountain rescue teams joined forces to come to the aid of a woman who fell at a renowned beauty spot between Kendal and Kirkby Stephen.

Volunteers from Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team were called by their Kendal counterparts to assist them after they received a call on Sunday to help a stricken walker who had fallen at Cautley Spout.

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A Kirkby Stephen MRT spokesman said: "The lady had slipped from the steep path alongside the waterfall and fallen about 15 metres, luckily landing in a pool which broke her fall. 

"She'd suffered an injury to her arm and shoulder, which was splinted, and she was given pain relief before being loaded onto a stretcher.

"The location was on some very steep ground, with patches of loose scree, so the stretcher was secured with a rope and traversed across to easier ground where the teams were able to continue to the valley floor and on to meet an ambulance at the road."13 members of the team responded and it was great to work alongside our Kendal colleagues again."