Lights reported on Hall's Fell proved to be a false alarm

Lights reported on Hall's Fell proved to be a false alarm

A walker was rescued after injuring his head when he slipped on wet rocks.

The 77-year-old was with his family at Castlehead, Keswick, when he fell.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 8pm yesterday evening and 14 members went to his aid.

A spokesperson for the team said: “Fortunately a small group of team members was at a meeting in base, and was able to go to his assistance very quickly, with others following on.

“His injuries were treated at the scene, and he was carried down to a waiting road ambulance which took him to Keswick Cottage Hospital for treatment and observation.”

Sixteen other members of the team were put on standby not called out.

Two hours later, Keswick MRT was alerted to lights moving on Hall’s Fell, Blencathra.

The spokesperson said: “Enquiries were made, but no-one had called in, and it was possibly a group undertaking the Bob Graham Round.”

The spokesperson said the call was classed as a false alarm with good intent.

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