The man was injured in a fall at Aira Force. Photo: Dominic Hargreaves CC-BY-2.0

The man was injured in a fall at Aira Force. Photo: Dominic Hargreaves [CC-2.0]

A walker was rescued after falling several metres at a Lake District beauty spot.

The man fell from the top of a waterfall above Aira Force near Ullswater today.

Ambulance crews requested help from Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team and its volunteers responded about 1.40pm.

A team spokesperson said: “On arrival, the man was found to be injured and lying at the foot of the falls. He had sustained injuries to his chest and was treated for possible spinal injuries.

“The team lowered an air ambulance paramedic and team members to the casualty site. He was then treated on scene and placed in a vacuum mattress and then on to a stretcher.

“The man was then hoisted out of the stream and up a steep banking before transfer to the North West Air Ambulance.”

The three-hour rescue involved eight Patterdale team members.

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