Rescuers at the scene of the incident on Cat Bells. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers at the scene of the incident on Cat Bells. Photo: Keswick MRT

A man was rescued from a Lake District fell after becoming stuck on a rocky section of the ascent.

The 46-year-old and his partner were on their way up Cat Bells on Wednesday when he got into difficulties on a scrambly part of the route.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 2.25pm and members made their way to the scene as storms approached.

A team spokesperson said the man and his companion were about to ascend the last rocky scramble before the 451m (1,480ft) summit. “However he became paralysed by the exposure and was unable to continue up or down.

“With the possibility of a stretcher carry two vehicles left base for the foot of Cat Bells and the team made their way up in hot and humid conditions, accompanied by the ominous sound of thunder.

“The casualty was clearly struggling but could be walked off with the support of two team members. Fortunately the team and casualty party made it down before the heavens opened.”

The incident lasted just over 1¾ hours and involved 14 Keswick MRT volunteers.

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