Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team went to the students aid

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team went to the student's aid

A Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditioner was airlifted from a Cumbrian fell today after falling and injuring his leg.

The student, from a sixth-form college, slipped and gashed his knee on a rock on a fell in the North-East of the Lake District. The student was with a leader at the time.

A spokesperson for the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team, which went to aid the walker, said: “A local farmer from Dale Head transported the team doctor and some kit on his quad bike to the summit of Beda Head in Martindale.”

Meanwhile, the rest of the team made its way to the top of the 509m (1,670ft) fell, which lies between Boredale and Bannerdale, east of Ullswater.

The spokesperson continued: “A helicopter from RAF Leconfield, which had landed at Keswick during a break in training with other Lake District mountain rescue teams, also attended and airlifted the youth to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.

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