A walker was flown to hospital after an ankle injury in Cumbria earlier this week.

Mountain rescuers from the Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team (LAMRT) said they were called out on January 15 at 2.27pm about a walker who injured their ankle at the top of Far Easedale.

A spokesperson from LAMRT said: “Team members assembled and made their way up the valley to their location.

“Although no serious injuries were reported, LAMRT requested assistance from the coastguard due to the time of day, low temperatures, distance of the carry-out and the reported coldness of the casualty.

“Team members arrived on the scene, shortly followed by the helicopter, where the casualty was winched and flown to Carlisle hospital (Cumberland Infirmary).

“We would like to wish the casualty a speedy recovery.

“Thank you to our friends at Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue Team and coastguard helicopter, who both kindly came along to assist.

“We are extremely grateful.

“Carrying lots of extra layers at this time of year, in these conditions is vital.

“You never know how long you may be out for.”