A MOUNTAIN rescue team was called out to a person reported to be 'semi-conscious and coughing blood' in the Lake District.

The incident on a path near Buckstones Jump, a plunge pool close to Rydal, occurred shortly before midday on Sunday.

A Langdale/Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team (LAMRT) spokesman said the male casualty was treated by team members and evacuated by stretcher.

The incident required 14 team members for a total of two hours.
It was the third call put into the rescue team in the last week.

On Friday, LAMRT was called out to Helm Crag, above Grasmere, at around 3pm. A woman with a suspected fractured ankle was evacuated.

On Thursday, LAMRT responded to reports of 'whistle blasts' in the vicinity of Stickle Tarn, below Harrison Stickle, one of the Langdale Pikes. 

An LAMRT spokesman said: "We investigated but found nothing."
The incident required two team members for two hours.

It was the 33rd callout for the team in 2021.

Over bank holiday the week before, LAMRT received seven callouts between Friday and Monday, with visitors heading to the Lake District in numbers to enjoy the sunny weather.