A full team callout was issued to help a woman with a suspected broken leg.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue was called to the crew's fifteenth rescue of the year on Wednesday (May 5), with Cumbria Police requesting the group's help at 11.55am.

The team was called to a report of a woman with a broken leg or ankle, on the lakeside screes footpath by Wastwater.

A spotter was sent to the roadside the pinpoint her location using binoculars, and the team boat was launched to find the casualty.

Once she was found, and the team and medics were on the scene, there were concerns about other potential serious injuries, and the air ambulance was called.

The casualty was stabilised, given pain relief, packaged on to a stretcher and moved by boat to the other side of the lake, where the air ambulance took her to hospital.

The incident took almost five hours, and required 22 team members.