Team members make their way off the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

Team members make their way off the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was airlifted from a Lakeland fell after he injured himself jumping over boggy ground.

The man was with his wife on High Seat on Monday when the incident happened.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 4.30pm after the couple called 999. A team spokesperson said the walker felt and heard his hamstring snap when he landed.

“Fortunately the Great North Air Ambulance was available to attend quickly,” The spokesperson said. “A Sprinter with Keswick team members was deployed with the knowledge that GNAAS were en route just in case the helicopter had to be diverted.

“The Sprinter parked at Ashness Bridge and the hill party began ascending High Seat. GNAAS were able to land close to the casualty and the Keswick MRT hill party were able to return to base before reaching the casualty.”

The injured man was flown to Crow Park in Keswick before being taken to hospital.

The incident involved 11 Keswick MRT volunteers and lasted 1½ hours.

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