The walker was found below Styhead Tarn

The walker was found below Styhead Tarn

A walker was rescued after becoming exhausted on a Lake District fell.

The 61-year-old was with his family near Styhead Tarn yesterday when he was reported to be in difficulties.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 6pm and went to the man’s aid, after he was said to be losing co-ordination and being close to fainting.

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “The team responded with a first vehicle, along with a local team member who located the group between Styhead Tarn and the 1,000ft Boulder.

“The gentleman was undoubtedly struggling, and the second team vehicle brought up one of the team doctors who checked him over.

“It seemed that he had had just too long a day, and that exhaustion was the main issue.

“After a drink and food, he was able to walk down to Seathwaite with assistance.”

The rescue, involving 15 volunteer members of the team, took almost 2½ hours and was the team’s 11th of the year.

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