The injured walker was stretchered from the slopes of Helvellyn. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The injured walker was stretchered from the slopes of Helvellyn. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after injuring himself.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 1.35pm on Saturday when the man suffered a head injury after slipping at the Hole in the Wall above Red Tarn on Helvellyn.

A team spokesperson said: “The male who had been out walking with his wife was treated at the scene by team medics before being placed in a casualty bag and stretchered down towards Greenside Mines, where he was transferred into a Land Rover and then back to the rescue centre.”

The 3½-hour rescue involved 12 volunteers from Patterdale MRT.

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