Rescuers accompanied the walker back down to the road. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers accompanied the walker back down to the road. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers were called out to help a walker who began suffering from an abnormally high heart rate while ascending a Lake District fell.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 1.40pm on Saturday when a group ascending a path leading to Barf.

A team spokesperson said a member of the group began experiencing a supraventricular tachycardia attack while in Beckstones Gill, and was unable to continue.

The spokesperson said: “By the time Keswick MRT arrived at the scene the heart rate had reduced and after a check over by the team doctor the casualty was able to walk accompanied down to the road.”

The incident lasted 1½ hours and involved 24 team volunteers.

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