Rescuers at the scene in Langstrath. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers at the scene in Langstrath. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers were called out to aid an injured man in a Lake District valley on Sunday.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 6pm to reports the man had suffered a broken femur – the thigh bone – at Black Moss Pot in Langstrath.

A team spokesperson said: “An injury of this nature is serious so there was a full team callout and helicopter assistance requested.

“To ensure sufficient social distancing between the team three vehicles were dispatched and several members went direct to Stonethwaite.

“While en route to Black Moss Pot we could see the injured man had already walked, with assistance, around 1km. As a broken femur was unlikely the air ambulance was stood down.

“Some pain relief was provided before the man continued to walk to one of the Keswick vehicles, which then drove him a short distance to an ambulance waiting at Stonethwaite.”

The incident lasted just over 1¾ hours and involved 23 Keswick MRT volunteers.

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