A teenager on a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition was airlifted from a Lakeland fell after collapsing.
The 16-year-old was on a training venture on Puddingstone Bank near Watendlath in Borrowdale yesterday when he lost consciousness.
Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 11.40am and both the team’s doctors and a paramedic went to the scene.
The rescuers requested both an air ambulance and an RAF helicopter as they believed the windy conditions might have prevented the civilian ambulance landing.
A team spokesperson said: “The team was on the scene very swiftly, and the casualty was assessed and then packaged for evacuation by air ambulance, which managed to land fairly close by.
“He was then flown to the West Cumberland Hospital [in Whitehaven] for treatment.
The rescue, the team’s seventh of the year, involved 14 volunteer members and lasted 1¼ hours.