The walker was rescued from Skiddaw. Photo: Chubbennaitor CC-BY-SA-3.0

The walker was rescued from Skiddaw. Photo: Chubbennaitor CC-BY-SA-3.0

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after becoming unwell.

The 66-year-old man was on Skiddaw yesterday when he told his wife he was light-headed and had become uncertain on his feet.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 5.45pm and went to the man’s aid.

A team spokesperson said: “The team responded with two vehicles, and one of the team’s paramedics attended direct.

“The gentleman was able to walk down slowly, and the first team members located him just above the gate on Jenkin Hill.

“He was escorted down to the Gale Road car park, where an ambulance took him for a check-up.”

The two-hour rescue, the 19th of the year for Keswick MRT, involved 19 volunteer members.

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