A north Cumbrian mountain rescue team were called out to help a man who had fallen 50ft.

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team were called on Friday evening to Swine Crag, Haweswater after a walker had taken a sizeable fall down the crag.

The team were alerted to the incident by the North West Ambulance Service.

A spokesman for the Penrith team explained: " With little information to go on due to a lack of mobile phone signal, the team deployed."

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency rescue helicopter were also called to the scene.

"However, the casualty had managed to self rescue and was at Mardale Head car park when the team arrived," the team spokesman explained.

"The casualty was then taken by friends to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle with facial cuts.

"Can we please remind everyone that it is now dark by 5pm and a head torch is a vital piece of kit for all days out on the fells.

"Even if you think you will be off the fells before it goes dark, events may unfold that delay this until after dark."