The man slipped while walking with a group near Ullswater

The man slipped while walking with a group near Ullswater

A walker was rescued after injuring himself when he slipped.

The 65-year-old man was walking with friends in the Ullswater area today when the accident happened.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted just before 4pm and 12 members of the team went to the aid of the walker, who was from Wolverhampton. He suffered a serious ankle injury in the incident.

A team spokesperson said: “The team placed the man on to a stretcher and lowered him 300m [984ft] down steep and rugged terrain to the roadside where he was transported by a team ambulance back to base.

“He was then transferred to a land ambulance and taken to Carlisle hospital.”

The rescue lasted three hours.

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