Team members stretchered the injured walker down to Gatesgarth Farm. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Team members stretchered the injured walker down to Gatesgarth Farm. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

A Lake District team was called out to its third rescue in two days when a walker slipped and injured himself.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 8.30pm on Friday when the 39-year-old from Bromsgrove injured his ankle while descending Scarth Gap above Buttermere.

The walker was treated at the scene then stretchered down to Gatesgarth Farm to a waiting ambulance. He was then taken to West Cumberland Hospital for further treatment.

The rescue involved 23 volunteers from the team.

The Cockermouth team was also called out to aid a 50-year-old Rotherham woman who slipped and injured her ankle while walking on the Crummock Water shore path.

She was treated at the site of the incident before being stretchered to an ambulance waiting at Low Park, Loweswater. 19 volunteers from Cockermouth MRT took part in the rescue.

The team also tended to an injured walker who was airlifted by the Great North Air Ambulance from the summit of Great Borne.

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