The Patterdale team used its rescue boat to reach the boy

The Patterdale team used its rescue boat to reach the boy

Mountain rescuers used their specialist boat to reach an injured boy on a Lake District island.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3pm today after the Coastguard contacted them to say a 15-year-old boy had fallen from a tree on Cherry Holm on Ullswater.

The Coastguard has responsibility for rescues on certain inland waters, including Ullswater.

The rescue team launched its rigid inflatable rescue boat and went to the aid of the boy, who had suffered a suspected broken arm.

He was treated on the island by the team’s doctor before being carried on the boat to a waiting ambulance which then took him to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

The two-hour rescue involved 10 volunteer team members.

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