Rescuers prepare to put the walker into their boat. Photo: Wasdale MRT

Rescuers prepare to put the walker into their boat. Photo: Wasdale MRT

A mountain rescue team used its boat to reach an injured walker in the Lake District.

The young walker was undertaking an expedition with five others when he slipped and injured his leg while crossing the boulder field on the Wast Water Screes in Wasdale.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 3pm today, Saturday, and 19 team members were involved in the rescue, which saw rescuers make their way on foot to the walker from the southern end of the lake.

He was treated at the site and his leg splinted before being taken down to the team’s rescue boat, which had been launched from the northern end of Wast Water.

The boat then carried the young walker to the opposite shore where a waiting ambulance took him to hospital.

The rescue operation took more than three hours and was the volunteer team’s 17th this year.

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