The team were paged by the police to respond to a call from informants at Boot, Eskdale. A 60 years old lady had sprained her ankle about half a mile above Boot on the main path to Burnmoor Tarn. She was reported to be feeling quite faint. Whist team members approached from the Burnmoor end others approached from Boot. The lady was eventually located not far from Boot making her way down very slowly with another male walker. Her ankle was examined, splinted and she was taken to West Cumberland Hospital in her own car for further treatment. Around 10 team members attended and the incident was closed around 5.00 p.m.
Incident started at 15:13 and ended at 17:00 making 1.8 hrs in total. There were 10 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 1796 0195 (altitude 150 m). Total rescuer hours: 18