Fleetwith Pike, scene of the rescue

Fleetwith Pike, scene of the rescue

A walker was rescued after falling and injuring himself on a Lakeland fell.

The 74-year-old man was on an organised walk between Honister and Great Gable when he went missing on Sunday.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 8.40pm and 23 members were joined by colleagues from the Keswick team in a search for the missing man.

He was found by a team doctor about 10.20pm on the Warnscale side of 648m (2,126ft) Fleetwith Pike, having tumbled down the hillside and injured his shoulder.

The walker was helped to a Cockermouth MRT vehicle and driven back to his home town.

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