An 81 year old woman from Cleveleys, Blackpool, slipped on loose stones on the lower slopes of Helvellyn (Welpside Gill area). She sustained a fractured ankle and leg injuries. The team carried her down on a stretcher to Wythburn, where she was taken by her son to hospital in Blackpool. Footnote: This was a remarkable old lady who suffered her injuries with a smile, but her footwear was smooth soled bootees, which could have caused the accident. There was also some delay in the team being called out as the telephone box at Wythburn had been vandalised. Weather conditions: Fine, warm and clear — very dry underfoot.
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