The rescue scene on Latrigg. Photo: Keswick MRT

The rescue scene on Latrigg. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers were called out to a man who was reported to be feeling dizzy after falling over on a Lake District hillside.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by police about 4pm on Tuesday to the incident on Latrigg.

The man, in his 60s, was able to say he was on the hill but was a little confused and unable to accurately describe his location.

A team spokesperson said: “Two team vehicles were sent out, one to the top Latrigg car park and one to go in from the bottom.

“After a search the man was found on the south-western slopes below the seat near the top.

“He was assessed and it was considered that he may have had a stroke. An air ambulance was requested but none was available. The team drove a Land Rover as near as possible to the casualty location and after a short uphill stretcher lift transported him to a waiting road ambulance.”

The two-hour rescue involved 16 Keswick MRT volunteers.

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