The Coastguard helicopter and rescuers at the scene. Photo: Keswick MRT

The Coastguard helicopter and rescuers at the scene. Photo: Keswick MRT

A man was airlifted to hospital after falling from a scrambling route in the Lake District.

The man was with three others on Cam Crag in Langstrath on Saturday when the incident happened.

The four were tackling a ridge on the crag, south of Stonethwaite, when one of them slipped and fell between 3m and 4m, injuring his lower leg.

One of the group climbed to the top of Cam Crag to get a mobile signal while his companions used a group shelter to protect the injured man from the elements on a cold, wet and windy day.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1.10pm after the alarm was raised.

A team spokesperson said: “The first Keswick MRT members arrived at the scene and due to the location and nature of the injury requested a helicopter evacuation.

“The casualty was then packaged and flown to the Cumberland Infirmary.”

The 3¾-hour rescue involved 17 volunteers from the Keswick team, along with the crew of the Coastguard helicopter.

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