A climber was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries in a fall on a Lakeland crag.
The man was on a route on Dow Crag, near Coniston, when the incident occurred on Wednesday. Members of the Coniston Mountain Rescue Team were alerted at 3.20pm and the North West Air Ambulance joined in the operation.
Jeff Carroll of Coniston MRT said: “The man was treated by team members for severe head, leg and arm injuries and evacuated by a Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer to Furness General Hospital, [Barrow-in-Furness].”
Sixteen team members were involved in the rescue on A Buttress of Dow Crag. There are 23 recognised routes on the buttress, with a total of more than 100 routes on the crag, a kilometre (⅔ mile) west of the Old Man of Coniston.