The Kendal team in action during a rescue

The Kendal team in action during a rescue

A Cumbrian mountain rescue team has had its busiest year on record.

The volunteers of Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue Team were called out 55 times in 2012.

The team’s previous busiest year was 2004 when it responded to 52 incidents.

The Kendal rescuers have attended more than 40 callouts in each of the intervening years.

Team leader Eddie Harrison said there has been a significant broadening of the type of incident the volunteers have dealt with over past decade. He said, in common with other Lake District teams, Kendal MRT’s members have been involved in an increasing number of swiftwater rescues.

The team has also helped other emergency services in a variety of situations.

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