Rescuers with the injured man in Langstrath as the air ambulance approaches. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers with the injured man in Langstrath as the air ambulance approaches. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District valley after injuring his ankle.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 3.30pm on Thursday to the incident near Stake Beck in Langstrath.

The 64-year-old stepped into a hollow while coming down the Stake Pass and felt a crunch and pain in his ankle, rendering him unable to continue.

Passers-by made their way to the Langstrath Hotel in Stonethwaite to raise the alarm and rescuers set off in a Land Rover and Sprinter vehicle to aid the man.

A team spokesperson said: “Due to the remote location the air ambulance was also called to aid evacuation.

“The team arrived on scene and after assessing the injury a box splint was applied and the man was transferred a short distance by stretcher to where the North West Air Ambulance had landed. The casualty was then flown to Lancaster for an x-ray.”

The helicopter landed close to the site of the man's slip. Photo: Keswick MRT

The helicopter landed close to the site of the man's slip. Photo: Keswick MRT

The 3¼-hour rescue involved 17 volunteers from Keswick MRT.

While the incident was taking place, the team received a request from the ambulance service to help with an injured walker on the shore of Derwent Water.

The 45-year-old woman tripped on rough ground near the Derwent Isle boat house on the path between Keswick and Friars Crag, badly injuring her ankle.

The spokesperson said: “As this is close to our base a small team quickly got to the scene and provided analgesia and splinted the ankle. The casualty was then judged fit enough to be driven to Carlisle hospital by one of her party.”

Seven team members were involved in the hour-long incident.

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