MEMBERS of a mountain rescue team were on hand after a male sustained an ankle injury while out in the Lake District.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team (WMRT) was called out to the incident at Wastwater at around 4.30pm on Saturday.

A WMRT spokesman said: "A team member happened to be nearby when a male sustained an ankle injury.

"At that time an ambulance had been requested.

"He and another team member provided warmth, shelter and splinted the ankle."

The WMRT spokesman said the casualty was able to get into the family car 'with help'.

The spokesman said he was taken to hospital in the car and the ambulance was consequently stood down.

The incident required only two mountain rescue team members and required 1.5 hours to attend to.