Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team used its boat to reach the injured man

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team used its boat to reach the injured man

Mountain rescuers used their boat to reach a walker who injured himself while walking on a Lakeland path.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 2pm today when the 59-year-old man from Redcar in Cleveland dislocated his knee after slipping near Ullswater’s shore.

He was on the lakeside route between Howtown and Patterdale when the accident happened.

A Patterdale MRT spokesperson said: “The team located the man and administered first aid before placing him on a stretcher and lowering him 70m to the lake shore.

“He was transported by the team’s rescue boat to a waiting Land Rover and then taken to the rescue centre before onward transfer by land ambulance to hospital.”

The three-hour rescue involved 12 volunteer team members.

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