MOUNTAIN rescuers and the coastguard helicopter were called to action after a lone male unable to move and very frightened called for help.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue received the call at about 9pm on Thursday after a lone male with severe cramp, unable to move and very frightened requested help.

Police tracking located him at the far end of Upper Eskdale, given the location, the team took an early decision to ask for assistance from the Coastguard Helicopter as well as backup from Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue.

Wasdale team members were split into two groups to approach the casualty on foot from Wasdale and Eskdale. The helicopter located the casualty, picked him up and took him to the Eskdale search group close to Taw House farm.

A taxi was then arranged for the casualty to take him to Borrowdale.

The incident involved 10 Wasdale members, 16 Duddon and Furness members and the coastguard helicopter.

They finished at about 1am on Friday.