The walker slipped between Grisedale Tarn and Patterdale

The walker slipped between Grisedale Tarn and Patterdale

Well-equipped family members were able to keep a walker warm while waiting for help after he slipped and injured his leg on a Lakeland fell.

The man, from Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland, was making his way from Grisedale Tarn down towards Patterdale yesterday, Sunday, when the incident happened.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 6.50pm and members made their way to the scene.

A team spokesperson said: “The family was well equipped and kept him warm until the team arrived.

“On arrival at the scene, the team assessed the casualty and he was treated for a suspected fractured ankle. The leg was splinted and he was placed on a stretcher and was then carried down to a waiting Land Rover ambulance in the valley bottom.”

The walker was then taken to the Patterdale team rescue centre where an ambulance picked him up and took him to hospital.

The four-hour rescue involved 15 volunteer rescue team members.

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