A mountain rescue team has described a rescue as '"tricky" after a man became submerged in a well known Lake District ghyll.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team (LAMRT) were called yesterday (Tuesday, May 23) after a man took a "large fall" at Stickle Ghyll which has quite steep rocks often slick with moss and vegetation.

The man was scrambling with friends around 4pm yesterday and slipped into the ghyll below becoming partially submerged.

According to a post on the rescue team's Facebook page, the 3.5 hour operation was "tricky" as Coastguard Rescue 199 was unable to winch him out due to the conditions. Mountain rescuers had to evacuate to the walker out carefully and down to the waiting helicopter.

In total, it took a dozen members to free the fallen man. He suffered a number of injuries including an open leg fracture and is believe to have possible spinal injuries.