The dog's body was recovered from Sleet How

The dog's body was recovered from Sleet How

Mountain rescuers were called out to recover the body of a large dog that collapsed and died on a Lake District fell.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 5.30pm on Saturday after the newfoundland dog succumbed to heat exhaustion on Sleet How, east of Grisedale Pike.

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “A small group drove a Land Rover up through Whinlatter Forest to retrieve it, and handed it over to the owners.”

The team had earlier that day been called out to help a woman who suffered a problem with her knee while taking part in a charity event on the fells.

The 57-year-old walker was unable to continue and called for help from the site on Gillercombe Head.

The Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “The team, with assistance from Cockermouth team members who had just completed a rescue in Buttermere, attended, and she was stretchered to Honister.

“She was then handed over to the event organisers to arrange further treatment.”

The rescue took three hours and involved 22 Keswick team volunteers and six from the Cockermouth team.

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