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Walker stranded on Lake District fell in Storm Ophelia

Photo: Keswick Mountain Rescue Team

A man stranded on a Lake District fell overnight as ex Storm Ophelia swept across Cumbria, has been rescued by mountain volunteers.

Wasdale MRT were called out to Sty Head around 10.00am yesterday, after the man was discovered by another walker.

The man was exhausted and suffering from hypothermia when he was discovered by the first two of a team of mountain rescue volunteers.

The team were short on numbers due to members being away on a training course, so Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team were also called to assist.

Credit: Keswick Mountain Rescue Team

The man had been blown over several times by the strong winds from Storm Ophelia, leaving him battered and bruised.

He was stretchered down to Seathwaite Farm, and an ambulance took him to the Cumberland Infirmary for treatment.

The rescue took 16 team members, three hours and 39 minutes to complete.