Rescuers stretcher the injured walker from the fell. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Rescuers stretcher the injured walker from the fell. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

A walker spent the night in a Lake District bothy after injuring himself on a mountain.

His companions then walked off the fell and called for help.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Saturday to help the 50-year-old who injured his ankle in the incident on Hay Stacks.

A team spokesperson said the man spent the night at the ‘room with a view’ bothy above Buttermere.

“His friends carried on to Honister youth hostel from where they called the team. Team members attended, treated him and stretchered him down to Gatesgarth Farm from where his friends took him to West Cumberland Hospital.”

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