The injured man is stretchered from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

The injured man is stretchered from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

A man was rescued from a Lake District fell after breaking his leg while wild camping.

The 55-year-old was with his two sons at Sprinkling Tarn in the Central Fells when he tripped while walking near the tarn during the night.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team received the call for help at 6am on Tuesday.

A team spokesperson said: “Fortunately a deputy team leader from the team was working in the area and managed to call in the incident.

“With only seven Keswick team members available, Cockermouth MRT were called in to help.

“The team parked at Seathwaite and arrived with the casualty around 7.30am. He was assessed and given analgesia and splinted and then carried down via the ’sledge’ route back to Seathwaite where an ambulance crew met up with us and he was transferred.

“It’s a long stretcher carry, so we were particularly grateful to Cockermouth for helping us out again.”

The four-hour rescue involved seven Keswick team members and nine from Cockermouth MRT.

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