A man was taken to hospital in a wave of pain after breaking his ankle in the bad weather.

A crew from Maryport Inshore Rescue were called to help on Saturday afternoon.

The bad weather had created some stormy conditions and people in the area were at risk of being swept to sea.

A spokesman for the rescue team said: "We were called out by Belfast Coastguard to report of a male who had been taking photographs of the bad weather on Saturday afternoon.

"He was hit by a wave and suffered a broken ankle.

"The team were quickly on scene and administered casualty care and put a splint on him.

"Once we had treated him, he was passed to the NWAS and taken to Carlisle hospital for treatment.

"We would strongly advise that the public stay well back from the immediate area during these stormy conditions as its very easy to be swept into the sea."