An elderly woman was saved by a mountain rescue team after suffering a nasty fall.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called by police after a man reported his 67 year old wife had tripped and injured her leg.

The team raced to the eastern shore of Ullswater where they found the woman, eased her pain and put her leg in a splint.

She was then carried to the team's boat at the Glenridding Steamer Pier and taken to a waiting ambulance which took her to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle.

The rescue took two hours and involved eight volunteer rescue personnel.