Rescuers stretcher the injured walker from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers stretcher the injured walker from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was rescued after slipping on a Lake District path and injuring his leg.

The 79-year-old was descending Cat Gill above Borrowdale on Sunday after walking over Walla Crag with his wife.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2.20pm.

A team spokesperson said: “The man had a painful leg and could not weight bear so they called for mountain rescue assistance.

“Two vehicles left base with some team members also going direct. After assessment by a team paramedic the man’s leg was splinted and he was then stretchered down to the car park in Great Wood from where his wife was able to take him to hospital for further assessment.”

The incident lasted just over 1¾ hours and involved 19 Keswick MRT volunteers.

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