Cockermouth team members stretcher the walker from the Ennerdale Water shore. Photo: Ennerdale MRT

Cockermouth team members stretcher the walker from the Ennerdale Water shore. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

A walker on the Coast to Coast route was rescued after injuring his ankle.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out today at 11.20am to aid the 63-year-old man, from Derby.

He suffered the injury on the footpath along the southern shore of Ennerdale Water, near Red Gill.

Members of the rescue team treated the walker at the scene and he was stretchered to an ambulance waiting near Gillerthwaite, in an operation involving 17 volunteer members.

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