A MAN was treated for chest and possible spinal injuries after falling from the top of a waterfall above Aira Force on the shores of Ullswater this afternoon.
Members of the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team responded to a call from the North West Ambulance Service and found the injured man lying at the foot of the falls.
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The team lowered down an air ambulance paramedic to the casualty. He was then treated at the scene and placed in a vacuum mattress before being transferred onto a stretcher.
The man was then hoisted out of the stream and up a steep banking before transfer to the North West Air Ambulance.
Eight team members were involved for approximately three hours in total.