The incident happened at the top of the Scandale Pass. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The incident happened at the top of the Scandale Pass. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker undertaking a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition was rescued from a Lake District fell after injuring his knee.

The youngster was with a school group when the incident happened on Tuesday.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4pm after the student was unable to continue.

A team spokesperson said: “The casualty was located at the top of Scandale Pass. His knee was stabilised using a vacuum splint.

“He was then evacuated to the road on a stretcher and taken back to his accommodation in Patterdale.”

The three-hour rescue involved 15 Patterdale MRT members.

As the team was making its way back to base about 7pm, a member of the public flagged them down near the Brothers Water Inn.

The spokesperson said: “A female in a group of tourists was suffering from a suspected panic attack and was struggling to breath.

“The female was given initial first aid and the team doctor arrived on scene a short while later. The patient’s breathing was stabilised and there were no serious health issues identified.

“Once the patient was feeling a lot better she went on her way with her friend to try and find a camping spot for the night.”

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