The incident happened at Aira Force, overlooking Ullswater. Photo: Dominic Hargreaves CC-BY-2.0

The incident happened at Aira Force, overlooking Ullswater. Photo: Dominic Hargreaves [CC-2.0]

A man was rescued from a Lakeland beauty spot after suffering a suspected broken jaw in a fall.

The 66-year-old from Brighton was crossing the stream at the Aira Force waterfall when the incident happened.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 2.50pm today and went to the man’s aid.

A team spokesperson said: “On arriving at the scene, team members examined the casualty and found that the man has sustained a lacerated and suspected fractured jaw, together with a few other more minor injuries.

“The injuries were treated and stabilised before the man was placed on a stretcher.

“He was then carried from the scene to one of the team’s Land Rover ambulances and then driven to the road to a waiting ambulance for transport to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.”

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