A FELL-runner was rescued on Christmas Day from Ingleborough after slipping and gashing her knee.

The 48-year-old also sustained a shoulder injury.

Members of the Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation were called out at 10.07am to a spot above Crina Bottom.

The rescue team found the woman and her partner were 'very cold' when they got to the scene.

After the administration of pain relief and the application of an ‘Israeli Dressing’, the patient was put into an insulated ‘casualty bag’ and carried by stretcher about 600 metres to a team Land Rover.

She was driven gently down to Ingleton, to be transferred to a Yorkshire Ambulance Service road ambulance for the journey to hospital.

The rescue operation involved a total of 31 volunteer hours.