LANGDALE/Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team (LAMRT) was called out three times yesterday morning.

At around 5.45am, a car was reported in the River Brathay at Skelwith Bridge.An LAMRT team responded along with Cumbria Fire Service, but the people involved had self-evacuated so required no assistance in the end.

At around 7.30am, rescuers were asked to assist the North West Air Ambulance Service (NWAS) at its ambulance station on Rothay Road, Ambleside, with rising water levels threatening the building. The NWAS vehicle was relocated to the LAMRT base on Old Lake Road.

At around 9.30am, "in the midst of Storm Ciara", LAMRT was requested to convey an NWAS crew to a patient in Grasmere when the NWAS vehicle was unable to get through flood water. The patient was treated and evacuated to an ambulance waiting on dry land.