Keswick team members in the gully during the rescue on Sharp Edge. Photo: Keswick MRT

Keswick team members in the gully during the rescue on Sharp Edge. Photo: Keswick MRT

Two walkers were rescued after getting stuck on a notorious Lake District ridge.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2.35pm on Sunday after a member of the public phoned police to say an elderly couple were stuck on Sharp Edge on Blencathra.

The pair had left the main route and found themselves cragfast on steep ground.

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “The lady was particularly distressed, and the team lost no time in despatching a group of six with the necessary equipment to rescue them.

“Once on scene, the team rigged a section of Sharp Edge gully, to enable team members to descend to the couple and retrieve them to safe ground.”

Eight volunteers from the Keswick team took part in the 3½-hour rescue.

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