Rescuers at the scene at Sharp Edge. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescuers at the scene at Sharp Edge. Photo: Keswick MRT

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

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3.15pm on Tuesday when the pair raised the alarm from Sharp Edge on Blencathra.

A team spokesperson said: “After trying to cross the ridge they became concerned for their safety and headed onto steep unstable ground away from the ridge itself.

“The pair then became cragfast as the ground was wet and slippery underfoot. The two were not confident to continue moving and made a call to get help.”

Team members set off to the site and brought the two 21-year-olds from the ridge to safety, unharmed.

The 3½-hour rescue involved 10 volunteers from Keswick MRT.

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