Mountain rescue and air ambulance attend to fallen walker

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MRT: Attended the scene after passer-bys alerted them to the scene. Credit: Keswick MRT
MRT: Attended the scene after passer-bys alerted them to the scene. Credit: Keswick MRT

A man tripped and fell whilst walking on the path from Watendlath to Rosthwaite, yesterday (June 25).

The Keswick Mountain Rescue Team were on scene for approximately 1 hour and 37 minutes after the man's walking partner had alerted them to the situation.

The injured walker was taken to Cumberland Infirmary for 'treatment of a suspected cracked sternum'.

A spokesperson from Keswick Mountain Rescue Team on social media said: "His walking partner and passers-by came to his aid but found him slightly confused, unsteady and complaining of chest pains.

"They rightly decided to call for Mountain Rescue who were able to drive close to their location. The team assessed the man and, while he was much improved, determined that due to his symptoms, chest pain and age, further assessment was required.

"An air ambulance (Helimed 58) had became available and arrived on scene while the team assisted the man in walking down. With any underlying medical issues ruled out by the air ambulance team the man was taken by land ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary for treatment of a suspected cracked sternum - 15 team members involved for 1 hour 37 mins," they said.

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