Rescuers stretcher the boy from High Spy. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers stretcher the boy from High Spy. Photo: Keswick MRT

A teenager was rescued from a Lake District fell after injuring his knee.

The 16-year-old, who was taking part in a youth challenge event, damaged his ligament and was unable to carry on walking.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4.20pm on Wednesday to aid the boy on High Spy.

A team spokesperson said: “The team sent a Land Rover round to the Newlands side, and five team members made their way towards the casualty site from there, in baking heat.

“The second vehicle with five members went in from the path which goes up High White Rake on the Borrowdale side. The casualty was given analgesia, and then stretchered down to the Borrowdale side of the ridge to meet up with the supervisors of the group.”

He was then taken to hospital by his supervisors for further treatment.

The 3¾-hour rescue involved 14 volunteer team members.

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