The air ambulance at the rescue scene on Greenup Edge. Photo: Keswick MRT

The air ambulance at the rescue scene on Greenup Edge. Photo: Keswick MRT

A teenager was airlifted from a Lake District fell after injuring himself.

The 17-year-old youth was taking part in a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition on Greenup Edge when he suffered a torn groin muscle and was unable to continue walking.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2.20pm on Friday.

A team spokesperson said: “The team sent a vehicle to Wythburn, with another following shortly, in order to arrange evacuation and treatment if necessary.

“Langdale Ambleside MRT offered their assistance, but once the location had been confirmed it made sense for us to handle it.

“Considerable difficulties with communications were experienced, but fortunately we were able to gain the assistance of Helimed 08 from Blackpool [the North West Air Ambulance] to fly the young man off.”

The walker was examined and treated by the paramedic from the air ambulance then flown to Keswick team’s base where the DofE team’s supervisor met him.

The three-hour rescue involved 12 volunteers from Keswick MRT.

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