The walker broke his ankle on Hallin Fell overlooking Ullswater

The walker broke his ankle on Hallin Fell overlooking Ullswater

Mountain rescuers had to break off from taking part in documentary filming to go to the aid of a walker who broke his ankle on a Lakeland fell.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team members were helping recreate the search for a man reported missing on Ullswater last year for a television production company today when they got the callout.

Some team members were in front of the cameras with members of the North West Police Diving Unit helping with the footage about the man, who has still not been found.

They left the scene at 12.30pm to head for Hallin Fell, overlooking the lake, where the walker had broken and dislocated his ankle.

Other team members joined them at the site, and the man, who was in severe pain, was given pain relief before being stretchered to a waiting ambulance on the road above Howtown.

The team doctor treated the walker’s injury and he was then taken to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

A Patterdale MRT spokesperson said: “15 team members were involved in the rescue for over two hours – four hours if you include putting all the equipment away and doing the paperwork.

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