CONISTON Mountain Rescue Team launched a rescue operation on Tuesday after a male walker fell in wintry conditions.

The team posted on their social media page:

"The first snows of winter had just arrived on the highest tops, and it was cold in the valleys. 

"We were called by Cumbria Police about a male walker who had fallen near Levers Waterfall, downstream from the dam. 

"He had an ankle injury and it could not weight-bear. 

"We despatched two Land Rovers up the track to the dam, and walked across to him. 

"He was assessed, splinted, and stretchered across the beck and back to the track. 

"Our Land Rover ambulance then drove him back to our base, from where a land ambulance took him to Royal Lancaster Hospital for further treatment.

"Nine volunteer team members attended, and the incident lasted for two hours and six minutes."