The walker was making his way to Glenridding from Birkhouse Moor

The walker was making his way to Glenridding from Birkhouse Moor

A walker was rescued after injuring his leg while coming down a Lake District fell.

An ex-member of the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team came across the 34-year-old from York today, and then alerted police who called out his former colleagues.

The man was walking down the path from Birkhouse Moor to Glenridding and nearly completed his walk when he tripped and injured his ankle.

He was treated at the scene by rescuers before being stretchered from the fell to a Patterdale MRT Land Rover which took him to the team’s rescue headquarters.

An ambulance then took him to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

The two-hour rescue involved10 Patterdale MRT volunteers.

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