Keswick MRT chairman Gordon Barker thanks Trevor Lawton, Edale's training officer, as the Land Rover is handed over. Photo: Keswick MRT

Keswick MRT chairman Gordon Barker thanks Trevor Lawton, Edale's training officer, as the Land Rover is handed over. Photo: Keswick MRT

A Peak District team has come to the rescue of volunteers in the Lake District whose Land Rover was written off in an accident during a callout.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team has loaned one of its vehicles to colleagues in Keswick while they arrange a replacement for the off-road ambulance, which suffered severe damage when it rolled over from a track on to a surfaced road.

The Edale team contacted Keswick MRT within a day of the incident earlier this month, which put the Lakeland team’s lead vehicle out of action. The Peak District team offered the Keswick volunteers use of one of its older vehicles which was not being used much.

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “A rescue team vehicle is not the sort of vehicle you can go out and hire, as you would with a courtesy car as supplied by an insurance company, as it has a lot of specialist equipment that is fitted.

“So we are hugely indebted to Edale MRT for their generous assistance – especially as they were also able to deliver it to us. It shows the depth of comradeship within the mountain rescue community.”

The Keswick team's vehicle was damaged beyond economic repair. Photo: Keswick MRT

The Keswick team's vehicle was damaged beyond economic repair. Photo: Keswick MRT

Team members were on hand as it arrived in Keswick on Monday morning to thank the Edale members who had brought it up.

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