Multiple emergency services assisted in the rescue of a man who fell 10 meters into a gorge.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out on Wednesday October 13 to help a man who fell into Aira Force Gorge.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue, Great North Air Ambulance (GNAAS) and North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) also responded to the incident.

GNAAS flew out at 1.21pm and arrived on scene with two doctors and a paramedic. 

According to Patterdale Mountain Rescue, the male had tried to climb out of the gorge before falling back in the a second time.

When the team arrived, the male had been in the water for about 1 hour and was extremely cold.

The team quickly lowered a rescuer down to the casualty to stabilise and assess him.

A rope system was rigged and the casualty was raised onto dry land.

The "very cold" casualty was then assessed by medics on scene for hypothermia and suspected leg and arm fractures.

The casualty was stabilised and then transported in a team landrover to a land ambulance in a nearby car park.

A spokesperson for Patterdale Mountain Rescue said: "The team would like to thank the Cumbria Fire and Rescue service, NWAS and the Great North Air Ambulance for some great team work to quickly resolve the incident.

"We wish the casualty a speedy recovery."