The lakeside scene during the rescue. Photo: Keswick MRT

The lakeside scene during the rescue. Photo: Keswick MRT

Mountain rescuers used an inflatable boat to reach a three-month-old baby who had fallen from bed while on a Lake District island.

Ambulance crew members requested the help of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team after the incident on Derwent Water on Tuesday.

There were concerns the child had suffered a potential head injury in the fall at Derwent House on Derwent Isle, which the family was visiting.

Rescuers were called out about 9.25pm.

A team spokesperson said: “As there was no available boat service to the island the ambulance service requested help from Keswick MRT who quickly deployed an inflatable craft and transported a paramedic to the island.

“A back up boat was also prepared at Derwentwater Marina. A preliminary examination showed no apparent injury but it was agreed that further checks be carried out at Carlisle hospital.

“The baby, who seemed oblivious to the fuss, together with a family member were transferred to shore and then driven by ambulance to Carlisle.”

Fifteen team volunteers were involved in the incident, which lasted almost 3½ hours.

The house on Derwent Isle, which dates from the 18th century, is owned by the National Trust and occupied by tenants.

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