AN ORIENTEER suffered a lower leg injury while out on the fells near Hardknott Pass.

Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team responded to the call. The event organiser had a medic and helpers on the scene very quickly. The team members arrived with a member of Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team. 

They transported the casualty to the North West Air Ambulance helicopter. 

The rescue team 'wished the casualty a speedy recovery.' 

The mountain rescue team has been on standby 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, since 1962. It covers an area of around 655km sq and all the members are unpaid volunteers relying on donations. 

In July, the Great North Air Ambulance airlifted a patient from the bottom of Hardknott Pass, one of England's steepest roads.