Rescuers brought the man to safety in Seathwaite. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers brought the man to safety in Seathwaite. Photo: Keswick MRT

A man was rescued from a Lake District fell after getting stuck in waist-deep snow.

The 24-year-old got into difficulties after one of his tent poles broke while camping.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was contacted by the man, who was at Esk Hause in the Central Fells, about 6.15pm on Thursday. He had already been on the mountain for 24 hours.

A team spokesperson said: “He had been camping at high level, but a pole on his tent broke, and he was concerned that it would collapse altogether.

“Initially, he thought he could stay out the night, but might need assistance in the morning. However, he changed his mind, and requested immediate assistance.”

Seven volunteers from the team set out at 10.10pm and made their way to the camper and led him down to Seathwaite in Borrowdale, where a team vehicle was used to take him to Keswick.

The 5¼-hour rescue ended at 3.25am on Friday.

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