The man was injured when he fell on the Scafell Pike range

The man was injured when he fell on the Scafell Pike range

An injured walker was rescued from a Lake District mountain in a six-hour operation involving two teams and a Royal Navy helicopter crew.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 2.40am on Saturday after the man fell about 3m (10ft) while coming down the ridge from Scafell Pike to Broad Crag.

A Wasdale MRT spokesperson said: “Given the difficult location we asked Duddon and Furness team for assistance and also air support from the Navy Sea King from HMS Gannet.

“The casualty was found just at the top of the steeper section of the ridge and had fallen around 10ft.

“He was packaged for evacuation by the team, then with the help of DFMRT moved to the helicopter waiting at the col between Broad Crag and Ill Crag, saving us the much longer carry back into the valley.”

The rescue involved 11 volunteers from the Wasdale team and six from the Duddon and Furness team and ended at 9am.

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