FOURTEEN mountain rescue team members were called to the aid of a 65-year-old man on Tuesday, after he felt unwell.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team were called after the man felt unwell on a walk from Stonethwaite in Borrowdale towards Dock Tarn.

A spokesperson for the rescue team said: “Because of the nature of the reported symptoms and the man’s medical history the air ambulance was also called and reached Dock Tarn as the first members were arriving on scene.

“Despite an aerial and ground search around the given grid reference no sign of the casualty could be found.

“Some other walkers had seen the man and reported his position as just above the tree line on the Dock Tarn to Stonethwaite path.

“The helicopter could not find a suitable landing so was forced to land light on one of the only flat areas around to allow the doctor and paramedic to jump out.”

The casualty was assessed by the Great North Ambulance Air Service doctor by which point the man’s symptoms had eased and it was possible for him to walk accompanied slowly back down to Stonethwaite to await an ambulance that would take him to Carlisle for further checks.

The callout lasted two hours and thirty three minutes.