The air ambulance and Keswick mountain rescue team were called after a man in his 60s tripped down a rocky slope on Catbells.

The 66-year-old man dislocated his shoulder and suffered cuts to the head after tripping down a ‘steep rocky slope’ near the top of Catbells.

The mountain rescue team reached the summit at the same time as the air ambulance who was transferred to the Cumberland Infirmary.

12 members of the mountain rescue team were involved in the rescue which lasted for almost three hours.

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A spokesperson for Keswick mountain rescue team said: The Keswick team were deployed along with the North West Air Ambulance (NWAA Helimed 08).

“Unfortunately, a technical difficulty with the helicopter meant its departure was delayed by 25 minutes.

“Team members arrived at the summit at the same time as Helimed 08 and the casualty was assessed and given pain relief.

The man was then stretchered to the helicopter for transfer to the Cumberland Infirmary."

The man's wife has paid tribute to the emergency services and other walkers on the fell involved with her husband's rescue. 

In a statement on social media, she said: "I would like to say a massive thank you to Keswick Mountain Rescue for today, my husband David was transferred from Catbells to Carlisle Hospital by air ambulance.

"Unfortunately he has a break in his shoulder and requires surgery and a few cuts and bruises - but without your help, and a fellow walker named Dan from Stoke, as well as 3 other gentleman and a woman who stopped to help my son-in-law, grandson & our dog Woody - the situation could have been more serious.

"We are truly grateful for everybody’s help."