WASDALE Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) said that it had the 'quickest ever response' to an incident after it witnessed a walker fall during another callout. 

While the team was arriving at a full callout involving a stretcher on Hollow Stones, Scafell Pike on October 21, some members witnessed a walker stumble and hit his head on a rock. There were enough members at the stretcher party, so some team members went to assist the stricken walker. 

The other callout was a major response to a walker who suffered a suspected heart attack. 

A spokesperson from Wasdale MRT said: "After assessment, some simple analgesia was given and a dressing was applied with some help also from passing and available Helimed crew.

"Happily the walker was then able to safely walk down to the valley escorted by team members and the rest of his walking group, before onward travel in their own vehicle.

"We wish the walker a quick recovery, in what was possibly our quickest ever response to an incident!"