An emergency service crew needed evacuating in deteriorating conditions after they  attended a seriously ill casualty on a popular Lake District mountain.

Keswick Mountain Rescue were called out at 6.50pm to assist in the evacuation of a Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) crew on Scafell Pike on October 6.

The Wasdale Mountain Rescue team, along with the GNAAS helimed doctor and paramedic, had been ferried to the top of Scafell Pike by Coast Guard Rescue 936 from Caernarfon to attend to a seriously ill casualty.

Whilst on top, the cloud level dropped to below summit level with almost zero visibility meaning the helicopter was no longer able to operate. It also meant that the casualty needed to be stretchered off the mountain and all crew proceeded on foot.

The Keswick team assisted in the evacuation of the helimed crew and their heavy kit back to Seathwaite in deteriorating conditions and fading light, whilst the Caernarfon winchman could descend with Wasdale team members back to the Coast Guard helicopter still parked in the Wasdale valley.

In "drenching rain and gusty winds", the team successfully descended back to Seathwaite.

The helimed crew hadn't eaten properly since breakfast, according to a social media post by Keswick Mountain Rescue, which said: "Crisps, flapjack and chocolate bars had rarely tasted so good!".

A Keswick team member then drove the GNAAS crew back to their base at Langwathby.