The exhausted walker was stretchered from Skiddaw

The exhausted walker was stretchered from Skiddaw

A walker was rescued from a Lake District mountain after he became exhausted and unable to carry on.

The 80-year-old was stretchered from Skiddaw yesterday after getting into difficulties on Jenkin Hill, below the Little Man.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2.10pm and used two of its Land Rovers to reach the Gale Road car park north of Latrigg.

Team members then made their way to the exhausted walker. He was assessed and stretchered down to a waiting ambulance which took him to hospital in Keswick for treatment.

The 2½-hour rescue involved 10 volunteer team members.

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