The injured walker's dog keeps a close watch as rescuers treat the man on Dale Head. Photo: Keswick MRT

The injured walker's dog keeps a close watch as rescuers treat the man on Dale Head. Photo: Keswick MRT

A Lake District team was called out three times in one day to deal with separate instances of walkers with lower leg injuries.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted to the first incident about 12.20pm on Sunday.

A man descending with his dog from the summit of Dale Head towards Borrowdale tumbled and felt his lower leg break.

A team spokesperson said: “He managed to call 999 and ask for mountain rescue. A kind couple stayed with him and helped make him comfortable, providing an emergency reflective blanket to help keep him warm.”

The injured walker is stretchered from Barrow. Photo: Keswick MRT

The injured walker is stretchered from Barrow. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers made their way to the site from Honister Pass.

The spokesperson said: “A team paramedic administered strong analgesia before reducing the broken leg. It was then splinted ready for a stretcher carry.

“At this point we very thankfully learnt of the availability of the Great North Air Ambulance, so we only had a short carry to the top of Dale Head for a helicopter pick up. The man’s dog was taken back to base to be collected by family members.”

The rescue lasted almost 3½ hours and involved 13 Keswick MRT volunteers.

About 1.25pm the same day, team members were called out again to the fell Barrow where a walker had slipped and gone over on her ankle, leaving her unable to continue.

The rescue scene on Hall's Fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

The rescue scene on Hall's Fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

Team members assessed her ankle injury and stretchered her down to Braithwaite, from where a friend took her to hospital in Carlisle for further checks.

Seven team members were involved in the incident for just over 1¼ hours.

The final callout of Sunday came shortly before 4pm to aid a walker on Blencathra.

The spokesperson said the woman had completed the tricky rocky sections on the descent of Hall’s Fell Ridge when she tripped on a more benign section of the path and heard her ankle snap.

“A family member made the call for help and the team, having just returned to base from the previous callout, made their way up the ridge to the casualty,” the spokesperson said.

“After some strong pain relief the ankle was reduced – re-aligned – and splinted. The woman was then stretchered down the hill to a waiting ambulance.”

The rescue took 2¾ hours and involved 17 Keswick MRT members.

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