The injured walker was stretchered from Pillar via Mosedale. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The injured walker was stretchered from Pillar via Mosedale. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

An injured walker was rescued from a Lake District fell in a night-time operation lasting more than six hours.

The walker tumbled a short distance while descending a gill below Wistow Crags on the south side of Pillar with a companion on Saturday.

The fall resulted in a head and arm injury.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by police about 4.25pm. A team spokesperson said: “Due to the unusual location a short search was needed to locate the walkers who were found in in the gully of the gill.

“The injured walker was given medical treatment on the scene by team members. Due to the difficulty of the ground the casualty bravely agreed to walk down the gully until easier ground was reached and we switched to the stretcher.”

Colleagues from the Duddon and Furness team joined Wasdale MRT for the stretcher carry back to Wasdale Head from Mosedale.

The rescue ended about 11pm and involved 16 volunteers from Wasdale MRT.

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