TWO mountain rescue teams and a coastguard helicopter attended an injured walker yesterday morning.

A 29-year-old male injured his ankle near Styhead Tarn and was stretchered to the helicopter which took him to hospital.

A Keswick Mountain Rescue Team spokesman said: "A group was attempting to ascend Scafell Pike from Seathwaite, when one of the group, a 29 year old male, went over on his ankle and heard a popping sound.

"The group dialled 999 and asked for mountain rescue help.

"Wasdale mountain rescue were tasked but were short of numbers so asked Keswick MRT for assistance. Keswick MRT were also struggling for numbers and asked Cockermouth MRT for extra support.

"Due to the remote location, Coastguard helicopter support was also requested.

"The Coastguard helicopter was able to land close to the casualty, who was located at Styhead Tarn, just as the Keswick MRT hill party arrived. The casualty was treated for his pain and his ankle splinted before being stretchered to the waiting helicopter for onward assessment at hospital."

Twelve members from Keswick and six from Cockermouth attended.