The man was on the fells above Levers Water

The man was on the fells above Levers Water

A walker was rescued after injuring himself while walking in the Lake District.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2.55pm on Sunday when the man fell on the hills above Levers Water near Coniston.

A team spokesperson said: “The gentleman, who was with other members of a walking group from Lancashire, was treated for a serious lower leg injury by team members and stretchered down the fell to the team’s Land Rovers at Levers Water dam.

“He was then taken down to Coniston village in a team vehicle and transferred to the care of North West Ambulance Service who took him to Furness General Hospital, Barrow in Furness.”

The rescue involved 14 volunteers from Coniston MRT.

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