Team members make their way to the marooned campers. Photo: Keswick MRT

Team members make their way to the marooned campers. Photo: Keswick MRT

A group of adventurers had to be rescued from a Lake District island after their boat sprang a leak.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly before 10am on Saturday to help three young men stuck on one of Thirlmere’s islands.

A team spokesperson said: “A group of five young men decided to camp out on Hawes How Island.

“Unfortunately, the cheap blow-up boat they had bought sprang a leak when they were trying to get back, leaving two on shore, and three marooned on the island.

“The team turned out with its boat and four team members, and after launching from the west side of the lake, recovered the castaways, who were none the worse for their experience.

“The weather also helped by being absolute flat calm.”

The rescue lasted almost 1¾ hours and involved seven volunteers from Keswick MRT.

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