A CUMBRIAN mountain rescue team was called out to help the ambulance service transport a casualty across a "heavily iced" field.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Saturday to the Mafeking Wood area, Frizington, just after 1.45pm.

The ambulance crew needed help to transfer a female casualty with a broken leg 400m across a field that was "heavily iced", a team spokesman said.

"Due to the current weather conditions and the concern for possible issues with hypothermia the duty team leader immediately arranged for a small team and our Land Rover defender to go direct to the reported location," the spokesman said.

"Due to the state of the field, the team decided to move the lady by stretcher.

"So after warmly packaging the lady into one of our casualty bags both team members and the ambulance crew managed to relocate the lady to the waiting ambulance."