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

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

A man was rescued after suffering a dislocated shoulder while descending a Lake District fell.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Wednesday after one of the walker’s companions ran down the hillside to get a mobile phone signal and raise the alarm.

The team was alerted about 2.35pm to the incident on Dale Head.

Another of his friends helped the injured man slowly descend the mountain.

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “With a mobile casualty and no signal meaning no further communication from them, the team approached from both Rosthwaite in Borrowdale and Littletown in Newlands with a couple of team members also approaching from Honister to hopefully locate moving target.

“He was eventually found on the descent to Newlands. Pain relief was given, the shoulder re-located before being stretchered down towards Littletown.

“An ambulance had been called but the man opted to travel to hospital with his friends.”

The rescue lasted almost four hours and involved 19 Keswick MRT volunteers.

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