Patterdale MRT used its rescue boat to reach the walker

Patterdale MRT used its rescue boat to reach the walker

A walker was rescued after slipping on a Lake District path, injuring his back and ribs.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly before 1.30pm on Wednesday after the 69-year-old man injured himself on the Ullswater shore path near Howtown.

The team used its rescue boat to reach the walker, who was visiting the area from Cheshire, and the Great North Air Ambulance flew to the scene.

The helicopter crew treated the man, helped by rescue team members, who then helped the walker into the aircraft.

He was airlifted to hospital in Carlisle and was in a stable condition on arrival.

The rescue team then took the injured walker’s wife back to her car so she could make her way to her husband in hospital.

The two-hour rescue involved 11 volunteers from Patterdale MRT.

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