The Patterdale team used its boat to reach the injured walker

The Patterdale team used its boat to reach the injured walker

Mountain rescuers launched their specialist boat to reach an injured walker in the Lake District.

The 60-year-old man, from Worcestershire, slipped and fell while walking alongside Ullswater between Howtown and Patterdale yesterday.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2.05pm after the walker suffered cuts and bruises to his back and legs. He was able to walk down to the lake shore despite his injuries.

A team spokesperson said: “He and his wife were then ferried back to Patterdale and their car so that they could make their own way to Penrith Minor Injuries Unit.

The team was called out again today about 2.50pm after a 17-year-old girl injured her ankle near Patterdale while on a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition.

The spokesperson said: “A vehicle was despatched to locate the casualty while other team members were assembling.

“The first responding team members then found the girl as she approached Side Farm. She was able to walk carefully with her companions to the rendezvous with her party leaders and the team returned to base.”

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