A WALKER was knocked out and injured after falling on Great Gable.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was called by Police yesterday morning after a report that a man had fallen and injured his wrist.

An RAF Sea King helicopter was called out to rescue the casualty, who had ‘had a period of unconsciousness’.

A Wasdale MRT spokesperson said: “The team and helicopter arrived at the same time to find the injured man near the climbers traverse path on the Great Hell Gate scree slope.

“He was assessed by the winchman and MR medic and after his cut was dressed it was decided on balance it was better to walk the injured man off the fell rather than risk a winch from the cragside.”

The rescue lasted more than four hours and involved 18 volunteer team members, as well as the crew from RAF Boulmer.