Place Fell, scene of the rescue

Place Fell, scene of the rescue

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after slipping and breaking his ankle.

The 74-year-old from Croydon, Surrey, was with his family on Place Fell yesterday when the accident occurred on muddy ground.

Police alerted Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team about 4pm and members went to his aid. He was treated at the scene and then stretchered off the 657m (2,156ft) fell to the team’s Land Rover.

A North-West Ambulance Service vehicle then took the man to the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, for further treatment.

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