A nurse was rescued from the fells after she injured her ankle.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team were called to help the 61-year-old on Tuesday at around 5.45pm.

The nurse was walking part of the Coledale Horseshoe above Braithwaite with her husband when she went over her ankle while descending the rocky path down towards Force Crag mine.

A spokesman for the team said: "Two vehicles left base and drove up the valley on the mine track to Force Crag. Team members continued on foot, up what is known as the Burma Road, named during the Second World War when it was used to transport barites from the upper mines.

"Being a nurse, the casualty knew the benefits of the medical acronym RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) and was lying comfortably with her leg raised and supported.

"Pain relief was given and the ankle splinted before loading the woman onto a stretcher for the carry down to the vehicles at the mine. The woman was driven down to an awaiting ambulance but in the end the lady’s husband opted to drive her to Carlisle Infirmary."

The 22 team members were out for two hours and five minutes.