The man fell into the gill while taking a picture. Photo: Keswick MRT

The man fell into the gill while taking a picture. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was rescued after falling into a Lake District gill when he was taking a picture.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted to the incident on Wednesday at Fisherplace Gill, on the western flanks of Helvellyn.

Team members were called out about 11.25am.

A team spokesperson said: “While taking a photograph of a waterfall, a man slipped into a steep sided gill but fortunately came to rest on a small ledge some way above the stream bed.

“A couple passing by on the opposite side of the gill were able to speak with the man and called for assistance. As the man was unable to climb out a team member was lowered on a rope.”

The rescuer fitted a harness onto the man and they were then brought up out of the gill.

The spokesperson said: “The man was uninjured and was able to walk with the team to the valley floor.”

The incident lasted almost two hours and involved 12 Keswick MRT volunteers.

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