The man injured his arm while walking at Aira Force. Photo: Dominic Hargreaves CC-BY-2.0

The man injured his arm while walking at Aira Force. Photo: Dominic Hargreaves [CC-2.0]

Rescuers rigged up a rope system during a callout to a walker with a suspected broken arm at a Lake District beauty spot.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1.45pm on Wednesday after the man fell at the Aira Force waterfall.

A team spokesperson said: “On arriving on scene the team found the male lying very close to the water’s edge on slippery rocks, and above some small waterfalls.

“The team accessed the location and made the area safe using SRT equipment before commencing the rescue.

“The male was given pain relief for the suspected fracture before being transferred on to a vacuum mattress. He was then placed on a stretcher and carried to the waiting ambulance and the onward journey to hospital.”

The two-hour rescue involved 10 team volunteers.

The Patterdale team was also alerted just over an hour later when a man suffered a suspected broken ankle near Grisedale Tarn.

A team spokesperson said: “After investigation and confirmation of the grid reference, the casualty was confirmed to be in the area of Langdale Ambleside MRT and the job was then passed over to them to deal with.”

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