RESCUE teams in the Lake District were involved in a five-hour operation after a man fell while walking on Striding Edge.

The 50-year-old from Nottingham was hiking with his partner on Monday morning when he slipped and injured his ankle.

Members from Patterdale Mountain Rescue were initially called to help, but later called on other teams for further assistance.

A spokesman from Patterdale MRT said: "The man and his partner were walking on Helvellyn and he had fallen on broken ground towards the top of Striding Edge.

"Because of the location of the casualty and the anticipated difficulties in evacuating from that scene, Penrith MRT and the Coastguard Helicopter were also tasked to assist.

"The rescue took five hours and involved 15 members of both Patterdale and Penrith along with a Coastguard Helicopter."