Keswick Mountain Rescue Team had a Christmas Day call out when a man slipped on frozen ground at Rosthwaite this afternoon.
The team was called at around 1.40pm with the report that the man, part of a family out for a Christmas Day walk, had fallen at Lingy Bank and badly injured his knee.
His wife called for assistance and a Keswick Mountain Rescue Team vehicle was dispatched.
On the way, the team was told that the man had decided to self-rescue and use an improvised splint.
However, he was met by a paramedic team member who lived locally.
As the man was very near to Rosthwaite the rest of team was stood down and the team member accompanied the man to Rosthwaite for a handover with the ambulance service.
Ten team members were called out and the incident lasted an hour.