Coniston Water. Photo: Peter Bond CC-BY-SA-2.0

Coniston Water. Photo: Peter Bond CC-BY-SA-2.0

Mountain rescuers used a boat to reach a walker who had fallen and injured himself.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was helped by staff from Coniston Boating Centre after the 44-year-old man suffered a leg injury while on the Cumbria Way.

Staff from the centre helped 13 members of the rescue team at the incident, which happened at 4.55pm on Sunday.

The walker slipped on the long-distance path close to Coniston Water at Moor Gill Foot near Torver.

A spokesperson for Coniston MRT said: “Some team members were taken to the scene by rescue boat to administer treatment for a suspected broken leg.

“The casualty was then stretchered by the team from the path and taken to Furness General Hospital in Barrow in Furness by Ambulance.”

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