High Rigg stands at the northern end of Thirlmere. Photo: Peter Turner CC-BY-SA-2.0

High Rigg stands at the northern end of Thirlmere. Photo: Peter Turner CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after breaking his leg.

The 70-year-old, from Australia, was walking with his brother on High Rigg, south-east of Keswick, yesterday, when he slipped and injured himself.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 4.15pm and went to the site on the 343m (1,125ft) hill.

A team spokesperson said: “The gentleman was splinted and given analgesia, and then stretchered down to the southern end of High Rigg, where he was transferred to an ambulance for transport to the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.”

The two-hour rescue involved 15 volunteer team members.

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