The Lake Districts mountain rescue teams can now return to their main duties on the fells

The Lake District's mountain rescue teams can now return to their main duties on the fells

Cumbria’s mountain rescue teams are now back on duty to come to the aid of stricken walkers, climbers and mountaineers after spending the last six days helping the flood-hit residents and visitors during the record-breaking deluge.

Police yesterday appealed to hillwalkers to stay off the fells as the 12 rescue teams in the Lake District were all on standby to rescue flood victims. Now, the volunteer rescue teams have stood down from their readiness after the district escaped further inundation in last night’s heavy rains.

A spokesman for the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association, said: “Team members have now had time to ready their equipment and infrastructure and are now responding to mountain rescues on the fells in the normal way.”

Some articles the site thinks might be related:

  1. Calder Valley rescuers launch mission to return Carl the Snail home after Carlisle floods
  2. Rescuers on hand as falling climber lands next to practising teams
  3. Cumbria’s Grand Day Out raises £20,000 for flood victims and mountain rescue
  4. Cumbrian mountain rescue volunteers in action as blizzards sweep county