Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out by Cumbria Police following reports that a walker had sustained a serious leg injury after falling while hiking at Black Moss Pot, Langstrath, in the Borrowdale Valley yesterday at 6pm.
It was thought that the man had broken his femur, and a spokesman for KMRT said that an injury of this nature is serious, so there was a full team callout of 23 volunteer rescuers and air ambulance assistance also requested
To ensure sufficient social distancing between the team members, three vehicles were dispatched and several rescuers went direct to Stonethwaite. While en route to the incident, team members could see that the injured man had already walked, with assistance, around 1km.
The spokesman said: “As a broken femur was unlikely the air ambulance was stood down. Some pain relief was provided before the man continued to walk to one of the Keswick vehicles, which then drove him a short distance to an ambulance waiting at Stonethwaite.”