Mountain rescuers were called out to help two men who appeared to be stranded on the shore after their boat partially sank.

The call came at 4.41pm yesterday (September 28), as Cumbria Constabulary got a call from a member of the public who had seen what appeared to be these men in trouble around the Rough Crag and Hause Point areas of the reservoir.

Keswick MRT dispatched a vehicle to Armboth car park - north of Hause Point - to get access to the lake for the team's inflatable.

A spokesperson from KMRT said: "Due to the road closure on either side of Rough Crag, a second vehicle had to partially circumnavigate the reservoir to gain access from the south, and as near to the incident location as the detritus on the road would allow.

"Fire appliances and the ambulance service were also deployed.

"Contact was made with the two men who it turns out were not in any trouble.

"They were trying to recover their boat that had an issue the previous week.

"The boat had been secured to the shore but the recent storm had caused damage to the hull and caused the boat to partially sink.

"With this information, the various teams stood down.

"The call to the police was made with good intent by the informant."

The callout involved 23 KMRT members and took 1.5 hours.