A woman in her eighties who suffered a fall while walking in the Lake District was helped by two passersby who called for assistance from mountain rescuers.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team said the 87-year-old slipped on a steep, wet path, while walking in Johnny's Wood, near Borrowdale Youth Hostel.

It happened at about 12.40pm on Thursday.

A team spokesman said: A passing couple helped her descend a short way but her legs were too wobbly to continue.

"One of the couple made his way to the hostel from where he was able to call 999 and ask for mountain rescue help.

"One team member who was in the area went direct to the casualty and was joined not long after by other team members who were returning from the first callout of the day."

The woman was assessed and was able to walk with assistance to the waiting MRT vehicle, which then took her to meet the North West Ambulance Service back at headquarters for further assessment.

The 90-minute incident involved 16 team members.