Rescuers carry the black labrador from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers carry the black labrador from the fell. Photo: Keswick MRT

A dog was stretchered from a Lake District mountain after falling from a ridge.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 3.05pm on Friday to a report that a labrador had fallen a considerable distance on the Scales Tarn side of Sharp Edge on Blencathra.

A team spokesperson said: “The dog’s owner as well as a couple of Penrith Mountain Rescue Team members, who were in the area, went to assist and improvised a stretcher to carry the dog down to the path.

“Keswick team met the party as the rain started and stretchered the dog down to the car park. From here the owner took the dog to the veterinary practice at Cockermouth for further checks and treatment.”

The incident lasted two hours and involved 10 Keswick MRT members and two from the Penrith team.

Keswick team volunteers had an early wake-up callout on Saturday to aid a man who suffered head injuries in a trip on the Scafell Pike massif.

Two men were heading up the Corridor Route between Sty Head and Scafell Pike to set up a safety rope on Broad Stand, above Mickledore on Sca Fell for a runner tackling the Bob Graham Round.

The spokesperson said: “One of the men tripped and fell on a tricky step sustaining head injuries.

“After some time and a check over from his mate, they deemed the injuries serious enough to warrant calling 999 and asking for mountain rescue help.

“The two started to make their way down towards Seathwaite. On receiving the callout a team member who lives in the valley quickly made his way up towards Styhead Tarn, somehow missing the two men.

“The next team member to arrive at Seathwaite found the casualty and his mate who had made it down to the valley. The rest of the team arrived and after a quick assessment transported the injured man back to Keswick for a rendezvous with the ambulance.”

The incident involved six team members and lasted just over 2¼ hours.

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