A mountain rescue team was called out three times in 24 hours.

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team's swiftwater rescue technicians were called out at 8.25pm on Saturday to Great Musgrave to rescue an ambulance that became trapped in moving water in the dark.

Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team was also called to the rescue, however the ambulance crew managed to get themselves free.

The following morning the Penrith team was called to assist the North West Ambulance Service with the evacuation of a 51-year-old woman who had slipped on wet ground and injured her hip.

They were called out and 10.45am but were stood down by NWAS before arriving on scene.

At 5.10pm the team were called to a 59-year-old and 50-year-old who had become lost while descending from High Street to Mardale Head.

They had descended over Piot Crag and had become cragfast on the steep rocky terrain.

With no torches and darkness descending they huddled together in the wild and wet weather. Luckily they were in a spot with a mobile phone signal.

Penrith Mountain Rescue contacted the casualties who were told to remain where they were and 'phone find' (Sarloc Rescue) was used to pinpoint their exact location.

The team were deployed in challenging conditions with high winds and rain and located the casualties. They were escorted off Piot Crag and down to Mardale Head.