The walker fell from Striding Edge. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The walker fell from Striding Edge. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker was rescued after injuring himself in a fall from a ridge on England’s third-highest mountain.

The Loughborough man, in his mid-50s fell from Striding Edge on Helvellyn on Tuesday.

The man could neither continue along the ridge nor retreat.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 1.40pm and was joined by colleagues from the Penrith team and the Great North Air Ambulance at the scene.

The walker’s ankle injury was treated and his leg was splinted before he was stretchered down to Red Tarn.

A Patterdale team spokesperson said: “Patterdale MRT would like to thank their colleagues from Penrith and the GNAAS air ambulance for their assistance with this rescue.

“Both agencies certainly helping to expedite a speedy evacuation and certainly save the team a lot of sweat and maybe even some tears.

“The public are reminded that mountain rescue in the UK is a voluntary service and funded entirely by public donations, the GNAAS air ambulance is also a charity and so we couldn’t continue to offer the services that we do without your continued support.”

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