Rescuers with the group of llamas on the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers with the group of llamas on the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers in the Lake District had a moment of llama drama during a surreal encounter on a fell.

Members of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team had been called out to a walker in distress on Sunday when they were passed by a group of the camelids more commonly seen in South America than northern Cumbria.

The team was alerted shortly before 3pm when a 40-year-old man descending Cat Bells had a couple of trips and stumbles before going into an epileptic seizure.

A team spokesperson said: “Another walker called for assistance and team members were dispatched.

“Helimed 58 from the Great North Air Ambulance Service was also alerted but by the time members arrived the man was recovering and was able to walk himself off to a waiting ambulance at Little Town.

“Just as things were concluding a group of llamas passed by.” It was, the spokesperson said: ‘A surreal moment’.

The incident involved 17 Keswick MRT volunteers and lasted almost two hours.

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