Rescuers enjoy their post-incident ice-creams. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers enjoy their post-incident ice-creams. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers received a cool treat after going to the aid of a walker on a Lake District fell.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 10.55am on Tuesday after a walker got into difficulties on Cat Bells.

The 64-year-old collapsed when he tried to stand up after a rest at the top of the climb up Skelgill Bank.

His wife called 999 and five Keswick MRT members left their base in a Land Rover, with other team members making their way direct to the site.

A team spokesperson said: “The casualty was assessed by team medics before being walked down to a waiting ambulance for further assessment.

“Many thanks to the ice cream van for the kind donation of very welcome 99s.”

The two-hour rescue involved 16 Keswick MRT volunteers.

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