A man scrambling in the Lake District had to be airlifted to hospital after falling.

He was on Cam Crag in Langstrath on Saturday and in a party of four when the incident happened.

The man slipped and fell between 3m and 4m injuring his lower leg when tacking a ridge on the Crag, south of Stonethwaite.

Of the party then climbed to the top of the Cam Crag to get a phone signal while the rest of the party used a group shelter to protest the injured man from the elements. The day was cold, wet and windy so the shelter came in very handy.

The Coastguard helicopter and rescuers at the scene. Photo- Keswick MRT
The Coastguard helicopter and rescuers at the scene. Photo- Keswick MRT

There was no indication that the man had done anything wrong, or had the wrong gear – it was just an accident.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1.10pm after the alarm was raised.

A spokesperson for the team said: “The first Keswick MRT members arrived at the scene and due to the location and nature of the injury requested a helicopter evacuation.

“The casualty was then packaged and flown to the Cumberland Infirmary.”

The 3¾-hour rescue involved 17 volunteers from the Keswick team, along with the crew of the Coastguard helicopter.


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