PATTERDALE Mountain Rescue Team were called by police today after a man reported that his 67-year-old wife had suffered a leg injury whilst walking the path along the Eastern shore of Ullswater.

The Team rescue boat was launched from Glenridding Steamer Pier and team members were ferried across the Lake.

After assessing the woman's injuries and administering medication for her pain her leg was splinted and she was carried down to the waiting boat.

She was transferred back to the Team's Base and then taken to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, by an ambulance.

The rescue took two hours and involved eight volunteer team members.