Mountain rescuers went to the aid of a crashed paraglider pilot today.
The 68-year-old suffered a broken collar bone when he hit a rocky outcrop overlooking Ullswater this afternoon.
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by police about 4.10pm and made its way to the site below Arthur’s Pike where the pilot had crashed on Whinny Crag.
A Patterdale MRT spokesperson said: “The team secured the area and prepared the casualty for a stretcher lift into an RAF Sea King.”
A helicopter crew from RAF Leconfield took the man on board and airlifted him to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for further treatment.