The injured man was stretchered down into Dovedale

The injured man was stretchered down into Dovedale

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after breaking his ankle.

The 62-year-old was walking with his wife when he slipped in Dovedale on Monday.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out and went to the injured man’s aid.

A team spokesperson said: “A slip on wet ground while descending the valley resulted in a suspected fracture to his ankle which meant he could no longer walk.

“On reaching the casualty, he was given pain relief by team members and his leg splinted. He was then placed in a rescue stretcher and carried down the valley to the team Land Rover parked in the valley bottom. He was then driven to a waiting ambulance further down the valley.”

The four-hour rescue also involved members of the Penrith team.

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