Rescue team members at work during the flood. Photo: Keswick MRT

Rescue team members at work during the flood. Photo: Keswick MRT

Mountain rescuers were called out in the early hours of Sunday to aid campers trapped by floodwater in the Lake District.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by police about 3.15am as Storm Ciara brought high winds and heavy rain to the area.

Officers requested the help of the team volunteers as they evacuated a caravan park in Crow Park Road, close to Derwent Water.

A team spokesperson said: “The initial task was clearing a narrow lane with a stalled camper van that was causing a blockage.

“We were then directed to a flooded area in the park to help people and dogs trapped in vehicles. During this time it was noticeable how the depth and strength of the floodwater was increasing.

“Everyone was helped to safer areas but unfortunately some vehicles had to be abandoned.”

The incident lasted 2¼ hours and involved 12 Keswick MRT members.

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