The man in his fifties suffered severe head and suspected chest injuries in the incident which occurred just after midnight.
Eleven members of Coniston Mountain Rescue Team worked with Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service and paramedics to treat the man at the scene. He has been transferred to Furness General Hospital.
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High pressure brings a mainly dry spell. Winds become lighter. Feeling warmer in any sunshine during Wednesday
The second of our special reports looks at the history of the Borders Railway - starting with the closure of the Waverley Line in 1969.
Predominantly dry over the coming few days with variable cloud & some sunshine. Cool nights but daytime temperatures recovering a little