The group was descending into Caiston Glen from the Scandale Pass. Photo: Bill Boaden CC-BY-SA-2.0

The group was descending into Caiston Glen from the Scandale Pass. Photo: Bill Boaden CC-BY-SA-2.0

A member of a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award group was rescued from a Lake District fell after suffering an ankle injury.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue team was called out about 3.30pm on Thursday to the incident at the head of Caiston Glen.

The injured walker was with an award group descending from Scandale Pass, heading towards Glenridding for an overnight camp.

A Patterdale MRT spokesperson said: “The group were very well equipped and had rigged up a tent and kept the casualty warm whilst awaiting the team.

“The casualty was treated and the lower leg was stabilised before being stretchered down the hill. The DofE group were on their penultimate day of their excursion and all in great spirits despite the mishap.”

The four-hour rescue involved 13 volunteers from the Patterdale team.

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