A RESCUE team was called out after a man slipped on a boulder and dislocated his knee. 

The casualty's patella was 'returned to its rightful position' and the man stretchered off Beacon Fell, situated in the Blawith fells. 

The man had been descending when he slipped on Friday.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team (CMRT) was called out at around 1.30pm.

A CMRT spokesman said the gentleman was assessed, given pain relief and his knee realigned.

"He was then stretchered down over the immediate rocky track, after which the stretcher wheel was fitted for an easier evacuation over the remaining section of the path," said the spokesman.

The casualty was handed over to the North West Ambulance Service for onward transport to Furness General Hospital.