The man slipped while walking on Skiddaw. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The man slipped while walking on Skiddaw. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker was rescued from a Lake District mountain after injuring his ankle when he fell.

The 27-year-old man slipped while walking on Skiddaw on Wednesday.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4.25pm when the man, who could not walk, rang for help.

A team spokesperson said: “Initially, the details the team received for the incident were very sketchy, and it took a while to get a clear idea of where the casualty was – a good case for having a grid reference rather than trying to describe it.

“Once underway, the team were swiftly on scene, and the casualty was treated and carried and sledged down to the Gale Road car park at the foot of Latrigg’s upper slopes.”

One of the walker’s friends then took him to hospital for further treatment.

The rescue lasted 1¾ hours and involved 13 volunteers from Keswick MRT.

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