MOUNTAIN rescue team members were on hand after a male sustained an ankle injury while out in the Lake District.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team (WMRT) was called out to the incident at Wastwater at around 4.30pm on Saturday.

A WMRT spokesman said: “A team member happened to be nearby when a male sustained an ankle injury.

“He and another team member provided warmth, shelter and splinted the ankle.”

The WMRT spokesman said the casualty was able to get into the family car ‘with help’ and was taken to hospital.