MOUNTAIN rescue teams have posted more details of call-outs after a warning that they were receiving a "tidal wave" of avoidable rescues.

The Keswick, Patterdale and Cockermouth teams have detailed some of the 19 callouts since last Friday where 11 were described as "truly avoidable" by Richard Warren, chairman of Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association.

On Tuesday 15 members of the Keswick Mountain Rescue Team spent one and a half hours helping an ambulance crew with a woman who damaged her ankle.

A spokesman said: "She was unable to weight bear after falling on the descent path from Helvellyn to Wythburn Church.

"Once again the use of what3words came in useful (a digital location finding system), on top of a grid reference, with a location.

"This pinpointed her position on the intersection of the forest track and footpath which meant that we would be able to drive directly to the casualty.

"The casualty had already been treated by the ambulance crew so it was a matter of transporting her to the ambulance."

On Sunday the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called out to Swirral Edge, near Thirlmere, after two walkers were reported lost.

A spokesman said: "We were out training when they were alerted to two walkers lost in bad visibility near Swirral Edge.

"After a few attempts the team leader managed to speak to the lost party by phone, at that point the walkers had found their route again, they were safe and well and continued on their walk and the team were stood down.

Also on Sunday Cockermouth Mountain Rescue helped a motorcyclist who injured his back when he fell from his bike on farmland near Gilgarran.

The team assisted the ambulance crew.