A YOUNG girl was stretchered off a fell by a Mountain Rescue team in Cumbria and later taken to hospital. 

A 13-year-old went over on her ankle while descending Ard Crags in the Newlands Valley with her family yesterday.

Unable to walk any further and still with a long way to go, the family called 999 and asked for Mountain Rescue at around 3.16pm.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team soon arrived on scene.

After assessing the ankle, the team splinted it and stretchered the casualty down to Newlands Hause where her family were able to take her on to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle

Thirteen team members were involved in the operation, which took three hours and 14 minutes. 

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