Rescuers at the scene on Hall's Fell Ridge. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers at the scene on Hall's Fell Ridge. Photo: Keswick MRT

A fellrunner was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after what his companion said was a ‘delirious episode’.

The men were descending Hall’s Fell Ridge on Blencathra on Thursday when the incident happened.

The man was unable to continue down to the valley and his running partner had no mobile phone signal, so left him in a bivvy bag and made his way down the fell to get help.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 5.25pm.

A team spokesperson said: “Keswick team responded quickly, climbed up to the casualty, assessed and provided medical attention.

“A Coastguard helicopter was requested for speed due to likely risk of hypothermia. Many thanks to Rescue 936 from Caernarfon who attended and winched the casualty from the ridge for onward transport to hospital. Many thanks also to Penrith MRT for responding in support.”

The incident lasted just over three hours and involved 24 Keswick MRT volunteers and two from the Penrith team.

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