KESWICK’S mountain rescue team have rushed to help a 17-year-old who passed out while on a Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition.

The team were called out to help the teenager at 5.50pm on Thursday to Rigghead Quarries in Rosthwaite.

By the time the group had reached the area using a Landrover and a Sprinter, the teen had recovered but was still feeling dizzy.

The youth was assessed but required no treatment.

He was stretchered off down the hill to an NWAS ambulance that had been called.

The team spent two hours and 10 minutes at the scene.

Just before Keswick MRT returned to base from that incident, they were called out again just after 7.45pm - this time to Ullock Pike in Skiddaw.

A mountain biker had came off his bike and suffered a suspected broken leg.

The second Landrover went out immediately shortly followed by the returning team from the earlier incident.

The team approached from near the Ravenstone Hotel up onto the lower slopes of Ullock Pike, where they found the local mountain biker lying amongst the heather.

He was described by the team as being in a “considerable pain but remarkably stoic”.

When asked about his level of pain he said it was “less than ideal”.

The man was then assessed by the team doctor and given medication to help relieve the pain, before being loaded onto a stretcher.

He was then carried back down to the roadside where an ambulance was able to take him to hospital.

A total of 20 members were involved in both call outs, with the team spending about two hours on the scene of the latter incident.

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