The man fell near the summit of Black Crag. Photo: Anthony Foster CC-BY-SA-2.0

The man fell near the summit of Black Crag. Photo: Anthony Foster CC-BY-SA-2.0

A man was rescued after falling and injuring himself on a Lake District fell.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1.35pm on Sunday after the incident on Black Crag, south of Skelwith Bridge.

A team spokesperson said: “The team used the Sarloc smartphone location system to confirm the exact position of the incident, where the casualty was treated for an ankle injury before being splinted, placed on a stretcher and carried a short distance to the North West Air Ambulance helicopter which had also attended.

“The gentleman was flown to Furness General Hospital, Barrow in Furness for further treatment.”

The rescue involved 11 volunteers from Coniston MRT.

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