The boy fell while walking on the Prison Band. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The boy fell while walking on the Prison Band. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A boy was rescued from a Lake District fell after injuring himself.

The 11-year-old suffered a bang to the head when he fell on the Prison Band on Swirl How, near Coniston.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 6.15pm on Sunday.

A team spokesperson said: “Fortunately, the casualty’s father, who was with him, is a doctor and was able to confirm their Covid-19 status and provide initial care for his son.

“The team gathered at the base and made their way up to Lever’s Water in the team vehicles before proceeding on foot.”

Rescuers gave the boy pain relief then stretchered him down to the youth hostel in Coppermines Valley, where an ambulance was waiting to take the young walker to hospital.

The incident, the team’s 12th of the year, involved 13 Coniston MRT volunteers and lasted about 3½ hours.

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