Mountain rescuers at the scene of the incident. Photo: Patterdale MRT

Mountain rescuers at the scene of the incident. Photo: Patterdale MRT

A Lake District mountain rescue team was called to help a seriously injured man who had fallen from a gritting lorry.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 11.20pm on Wednesday when the 50-year-old fell from the vehicle during gritting on the road near the Royal Hotel at Dockray.

A Patterdale MRT spokesperson said: “Three team 4×4 Land Rover vehicles attended the scene and they treated the by now very cold gentleman for a broken femur and suspected broken pelvis.

“He was then transferred to an ambulance that had managed to get through the treacherous conditions all the way from Ambleside.”

The rescue lasted three hours and involved 11 volunteers from the Patterdale team.

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