Rescuers stretcher the walker from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers stretcher the walker from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after a medical emergency.

Rescuers said the man developed what they described as a sudden and potentially serious medical condition while ascending Walla Crag with another man.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 9.10am on Sunday and went to the man’s aid.

A team spokesperson said: “On arrival Keswick team medics assessed the casualty and provided some strong pain relief before he was stretchered down to Rakefoot Farm and a waiting ambulance.

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

The incident lasted an hour-and-a-half and involved 16 Keswick MRT volunteers.

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