A mountain rescue team was called after a paraglider crashed into a fell.

Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team received an alert that a person had fallen 30 metres down grass and rocks from the summit of Harrison Stickle, one of the Langdale pikes, at midday on Sunday.

The team posted: "With the cloud level down to approximately 500 metres, we were unable to ask for helicopter assistance.

"Due to the location of the casualty a full rope rescue was required to gain access to the ledge they were on, and to safely lower them to the ground, where we could then begin evacuation back to the valley.

"It is not very often that we do a rope-rigging training session and then get the opportunity to put this into practice in a real-life scenario the next day.

"The person was assessed and amazingly only suffered an ankle and shoulder injury.

"The team packaged the casualty and made their way over the Troughton Beck for the long sledge down to the vehicles.

"Incredible efforts by all team members and other agencies involved.

"We would like to wish the casualty a speedy recovery."