Keswick's Mountain Rescue Team received a call out this week from a fell runner in distress on Blencathra.

The runner had contacted the team after his companion had suffered a 'delirious episode' whilst descending Hall's Fell on Blencathra.

His companion was unable to continue down so the runner had left him in a bivi bag and descended the fell to summon help.

A spokesperson from Keswick MRT said: "Keswick team responded quickly, climbed up to the casualty, assessed and provided medical attention. A Coast Guard helicopter was requested for speed due to likely risk of hypothermia.

"Many thanks to Rescue 936 from Caernarfon who attended and winched the casualty from the ridge for onward transport to hospital. Many thanks also to Penrith MRT for responding in support."

The incident occurred on the 6th January 2022 and involved 24 members from Keswick MRT and two from Penrith MRT. The whole rescue operation took 3 hours and 8 minutes.

People are urged to be particularly careful when venturing into the fells and mountains at this time of year due to the cold and icy conditions.

To contact a Mountain Rescue team dial 999 and ask to be put through to the team.