The injured man was found on the main Glenridding Common path. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The injured man was found on the main Glenridding Common path. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker was rescued after injuring himself on the Helvellyn range.

The man and his friend had descended from Swirral Edge on Saturday when he fell, suffering head and knee injuries.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out to the incident. A team spokesperson said, with the help of his friends, the pair managed to make their way down to Glenridding Common, north-east of Catstye Cam.

“One of the party had run ahead and notified mountain rescue after dialling 999,” the spokesperson said.

“The team located the casualty on the main path on Glenridding Common. The casualty was assisted down towards a waiting Land Rover and transferred to the base, where a cut to his head was treated by the team doctor.”

The two-hour rescue involved 17 volunteers from Patterdale MRT.

As team members returned to their base, they were alerted to an incident in Dovedale, where a 20-year-old walker had fallen on the descent of High Hartsop Dodd and injured his ankle.

Patterdale MRT said one of the man’s group made their way down to Sykeside campsite to raise the alarm.

The spokesperson said: “The team responded and located the casualty on the path coming down from High Hartsop Dodd. The casualty was treated for a suspected broken ankle on the fell and then stretchered down to a team Land Rover in the valley.

“The casualty was transferred to the base and handed over to an ambulance for onward travel to hospital.”

The 2½-hour incident involved 17 team members.

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