A man has been rescued after falling while walking in the Lake District. The man, from Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland, slipped while descending from Grisedale Tarn towards Patterdale. He was treated for a suspected fractured ankle and rescued by members of the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team.
The team says the family were well equipped and kept him warm until help arrived. His leg was put in a splint and he was placed on a stretcher and carried down to a Land-rover ambulance in the valley bottom. Fifteen members of the Patterdale team were involved in the incident, which took four hours.