The walker was injured near Hollow Stones

The walker was injured near Hollow Stones

A walker was rescued from England’s highest mountain after suffering a leg injury.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 3.45pm on Saturday and went to the aid of the walker on Scafell Pike.

The 10 Wasdale MRT volunteers were joined by nine members of the Duddon and Furness MRT and the injured person was stretchered down from the site, near Hollow Stones, to Wasdale Head.

The rescue took almost four hours and was the Wasdale team’s 30th of the year.

On Friday they were called to help a climber who had fallen on Abbey Buttress on Great Gable.

A Royal Navy Sea King helicopter from HMS Gannet in Ayrshire helped airlift rescuers and equipment to the site after the team was alerted at 4.45pm.

The climber was treated at the scene before being winched into the helicopter and flown to hospital.

While the Great Gable rescue was underway, the Wasdale team was asked to help a walker who had broken an ankle on the flank of Yewbarrow.

Duddon and Furness MRT were called in to deal with the incident and Wasdale team members not involved in the Great Gable rescue also went to the scene about 5.15pm.

The walker was treated at the scene, a few kilometres above the Overbeck car park in Wasdale, and the Royal Navy helicopter then flew to the site to airlift the casualty to hospital for further treatment.

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