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Trail runner rescued after falling and knocking himself out

A trail runner was rescued after falling during a competition and knocking himself out.

The incident happened yesterday at Ashness Bridge, Borrowdale, and Keswick Mountain Rescue Team and North West Ambulance Service rescued the 50-year-old and got him to hospital.

He had been taking part in the 50km trail run as part of Keswick Mountain Festival and after his fall he lost consciousness briefly and suffered an injury to his head.

Two event paramedics were on scene quickly and called the team out to stretcher the runner down to the road. They sent two vehicles of team members and were with the casualty quickly as he was only 200m from the road. He was sledged down to the waiting ambulance.

It took 16 team members one hour and 17 minutes to get the runner to safety.

Pictures courtesy of KMRT

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