Rescuers at the scene near New Bridge in Borrowdale. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers at the scene near New Bridge in Borrowdale. Photo: Keswick MRT

A man was rescued after slipping and injuring his leg while walking on a Lake District path.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 2.05pm on Christmas Eve after the 48-year-old slipped and damaged his thigh, leaving the walker unable to bear weight on his leg.

The incident happened on the path between Rosthwaite and the Allerdale Ramble route in Borrowdale.

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “The team set off to Rosthwaite with the first Land Rover, while a local team member went direct to the scene which was not far from New Bridge.

“The team was able to stretcher him down to the vehicle, and he was transferred to Keswick Cottage Hospital for assessment and treatment.”

Ten Keswick MRT volunteers were involved in the 1¼-hour rescue, the team’s 97th of the year.

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