The injured man was rescued from the headwall above Red Tarn

The injured man was rescued from the headwall above Red Tarn

An injured man was helped to safety after getting stuck on England’s third-highest mountain.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out to Helvellyn after the man slipped and injured his hand.

The team was alerted about 3pm today and 12 members went to the scene.

A spokesperson said he had become cragfast after slipping and losing some of his equipment. He was unable to move.

“The man had suffered a hand injury when descending from Helvellyn and was unable to use his ice axe and continue his descent,” the spokesperson said.

“The man was located on the back wall of Helvellyn at approximately 80m above Red Tarn. Team members assisted the man and the accompanying party down from fell.”

The Patterdale team was also alerted to another incident while dealing with the cragfast man.

The team spokesperson said: “Calls for help were reported to have been heard on the fellside above Patterdale.

“A number of team members were dispatched to search the area but nothing was found.”

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