NINETEEN Members of Keswick Mountain Rescue spent nearly two hours saving a man who'd slipped down a gravel descent.

The incident happened at Cat Ghyll, Walla Crag, near Derwentwater, on Sunday, about 2.21pm - and comes despite warnings to stay off the fells because of the Coronavirus.

A spokesman for the team said: "The man slipped on gravel down the descent path at Cat Ghyll.

"The man had a painful leg and could not weight bear so called for mountain rescue assistance.

"Two vehicles left base with some team members also going direct.

"After assessment by a team paramedic the man’s leg was splinted and he was then stretchered down to the carpark in Great Wood from where his wife was able to take him to hospital."