The man was taken from the site in one of  Patterdale MRT's Land Rovers

The man was taken from the site in one of Patterdale MRT's Land Rovers

A walker was rescued after breaking his leg at a Lake District beauty spot.

The 39-year-old man from Carlisle was walking at Aira Force near Ullswater when he slipped on an icy path.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 2.35pm today.

A team spokesperson said the man a suspected fracture dislocation of his leg.

The spokesperson added: “The man was in a lot of pain and needed pain relief before his leg could be moved and splinted.

“Once his leg was secured and in a splint, the man was put in a stretcher and carried to one of the team’s Land Rover ambulances.”

He was driven to the road where a waiting ambulance took him to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

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