The walker's dogs ensured their owner was cared for. Photo: Keswick MRT

The walker's dogs ensured their owner was cared for. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker’s dog ran to summon human help after he suffered a seizure on a Lakeland fell.

The 55-year-old’s other dog stayed with him until help arrived.

The incident happened on Braithwaite How on Saturday. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team, which went to the aid of the walker, said it was almost like a scene from a Lassie film.

A team spokesperson said the man was walking his two dogs on his own. “A few minutes after passing another walker he had an apparent seizure, collapsed and became unconscious.

“Incredibly one of his dogs, a black labrador, ran after the passing walker barking to get her attention and tried to get her to return, which she duly did. She found the other dog, a golden retriever, lying by the unconscious man.”

The woman rang 999 and the Keswick team was called out about 11.35am.

The spokesperson said: “By the time the team had arrived the man had regained consciousness and after an assessment by a team medic he was able to walk down the hill to a waiting ambulance.

“He was then taken to hospital for further checks.”

The incident lasted an hour and involved 12 Keswick MRT volunteers.

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