HUNDREDS of divers and volunteers have descended on Windermere to help with what is thought to be the world's biggest freshwater 'debris dive'.

Divers and lakeshore volunteers have flocked to the area this morning as they attempt to dredge ten tonnes of litter from the bed of the lake.

It is hoped more will continue turn up to help with the effort, which is set to continue until 9pm tonight after the ferries have stopped running.

Organiser, TV presenter and eco-activist, Paul Rose, said: "We hope more people will continue to come along. That would be great!"

The 'eco committee' from John Ruskin School, made up of pupils, is also on hand to collect the debris, which they will scavenge to find parts for sculptures.

Anybody interested in helping out should make themselves known at the Friends of the Lake District tent, close to Windermere Yacht Club, Bowness.