Rescuers stretcher the man from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers stretcher the man from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fellside after injuring his ankle.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3.25pm on Friday to the incident in the Caldbeck Fells in the North of the national park.

The man suffered the injury near Potts Gill in the ‘back of Skiddaw’ area.

A team spokesperson said: “After confirming the location as being close to a drivable track, one vehicle with five team members set off from base to assist.

“The man was assessed and given pain relief before being stretchered down to the vehicle and then taken down to rendezvous with an ambulance at Fell Side Farm.

“It’s always good to hear back from casualties after a rescue and the man involved did just this after his release from hospital. He thanked the team for their professional and efficient approach, especially for allaying his feelings of embarrassment in having to call the team out – perfectly justified with a broken ankle I would say!”

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