A man was airlifted to hospital after falling while walking in the Lake District earlier today.
The man suffered leg injuries when he slipped on Hart Crag close to Place Fell where he was hiking with friends and family.
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out by the North West Ambulance Service.
They were on a practice exercise nearby and were able to reach the injured man quickly.
The man was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary aboard an RAF helicopter for treatment.
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Ways to cut the growing number of mountain rescue call-outs in the Lake District will be discussed today.
The meeting in Wasdale, which is the first of its kind, will include the police, the National Park Authority and the National Trust.
Cumbria's mountain rescue teams are to hold an emergency meeting with the police because of the high number of call-outs they've received this year.
Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team has already equalled last year's total, with two months to go - making 2017 their busiest year to date.
Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team has helped to bring a stranded man off a mountain in the Lake District.
They say the operation on Saturday afternoon was one of the longest they've ever undertaken.
The 60 year old man from Shropshire had fallen and injured his ankle while walking with his family at Wandope, a remote location high above Buttermere village.
He was treated at the scene by a team doctor and other team members, before being stretchered to a waiting ambulance in Buttermere village.
He was then taken to the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.
The rescue involved 17 members of the Team and took just over 4 and a half hours.
“This was one of the longest evacuations we’ve had to undertake for a while but, with a good team effort, was straightforward."
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Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called on Wednesday 26 July at 6.10pm to reports of an 80-year-old man who had fallen sustaining a head injury.
The man from Oxford, who was walking the coast to coast, slipped whilst crossing a beck in Ennerdale and was helped out of the water by his walking companion.
They made their own way to Black Sail Youth Hostel, where team members assessed the casualty and treated him for his injuries before transporting him to an NWAS land ambulance near Gillerthwaite.
The man was taken to the West Cumberland Hospital at Whitehaven for further checks and treatment. 18 members of the team were involved and the rescue took just over two hours.