The rescue scene above Borrowdale. Photo: Keswick MRT

The rescue scene above Borrowdale. Photo: Keswick MRT

A runner who stopped to help someone who had slipped on a Lake District hillside fell victim to injury himself within yards of leaving the person.

The man was descending from Falcon Crag towards Ashness Bridge above Borrowdale on Sunday when the incident happened.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 12.50pm.

The Good Samaritan had stopped to ask about someone who had fallen on the route. A team spokesperson said: “Having established that the person was OK he continued his run.

“However after 100m the runner also slipped and sustained a nasty dislocated ankle. He was lucky to encounter some passing walkers including some doctors who provided initial support and made the call for help.”

Rescue team members arrived a short time later and gave the runner strong pain relief before reducing the ankle dislocation.

The spokesperson said: “After splinting the casualty was stretchered down to the awaiting ambulance at Ashness Bridge.”

The incident involved 17 Keswick MRT volunteers and lasted just over 1¾ hours.

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