The injured walker is winched into the helicopter. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

The injured walker is winched into the helicopter. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Rescuers have praised walkers who helped a man who fell 10ft on a Lake District mountain.

The 56-year-old from the Wirral was walking alone when he injured his shoulder in the fall on Hay Stacks, above Buttermere on Sunday.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly before 5pm after passing walkers raised the alarm.

Team members and the team doctor treated the man at the scene and a Coastguard Agusta-Westland AW189 helicopter flew to the site from its Prestwick base. The injured man was winched into the aircraft, which flew him to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.

Deputy team leader Chris Cookson said: “We’d like to thank the passing walkers who stopped to help and raise the alarm; they did a fantastic job.

Rescuers stretcher the injured man on Hay Stacks. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

Rescuers stretcher the injured man on Hay Stacks. Photo: Cockermouth MRT

“And we’d also like to thank the crew of Rescue 199 for their assistance. The team wishes the injured walker a speedy recovery.”

The 3½-hour rescue involved 21 Cockermouth team members.

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