A much-loved mountain rescue dog has died after a short illness.

Kitt was attached to the Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team (LAMRT) between 2009 and 2015.

In a post on the 'Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs' Facebook page, Olly Benson, Kitt's owner and a search dog handler with LAMRT, expressed his sadness.

He described her as "a great family pet" and also recounted some of the jobs she had helped with throughout the years.

These included helping to locate victims of the 2010 Cumbria shootings; helping to find a tourist lost in the mist on Heron Pike; as well as her escape from a harness while aboard a Sea King helicopter, which he said caused "mild panic amongst the crew and a rather swift landing, as she crawled towards the cockpit!"

He thanked those who "helped and generally made her life a succession of brilliant adventures," adding: "Her passing leaves a void in our household but I can take some comfort in the knowledge that, as dogs lives go, her life was pretty amazing and certainly action packed."

In a post on the LAMRT Facebook page, Nick Owen, team leader with the organisation, said it was "deeply saddened" by Kitt's death.

Highlights of his time with Kitt included her joining the LAMRT team and Eddie Izzard to run a marathon up Kirkstone Pass as well as "her insistence on presenting unfeasibly small sticks for throwing."

He added: "Best wishes to the Benson family and rest in peace Kitt."