Rescuers with the casualty and the group in Langstrath. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers with the casualty and the group in Langstrath. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker suffered a serious head injury in a fall from a scrambling route in the Lake District.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.55pm on Sunday after a passer-by ran to raise the alarm.

The casualty was with a group on a ridge on Cam Crag in Langstrath south of Stonethwaite and fell between 15m and 20m (49ft and 66ft), sustaining the head injury.

A team spokesperson said: “This is an area without a mobile phone signal but fortunately a passer-by was able to run to the Langstrath Inn and made the call for help on the landline.

“The rest of the party did what they could to look after the casualty.

“Keswick MRT dispatched two vehicles and requested assistance from the Coastguard helicopter. The Great North Air Ambulance provided additional support with their specialist medical teams. Keswick MRT were first on scene and packaged the casualty for the winch.

“The Coastguard helicopter along with the GNAAS medics then made their way to the Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary.”

The rescue lasted almost 3½ hours and involved 16 volunteers from Keswick MRT.

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