A search and rescue team has reported a "busy month" so far.

Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association has reported 59 separate 999 calls taken by emergency services in the first fortnight of August.

Rescue teams were called out six times on Saturday and eight times on Sunday.

A spokesperson for the association said: "Keswick and Langdale teams took the biggest hits with 15 and 16 callouts each."

The same two week period in 2019 saw 29 callouts across Cumbria and the total for the year was 71.

The spokesperson said: "Having to adopt stringent Covid-19 protection measures has added to the intensity of the workload of what is a purely volunteer unpaid service.

"Keep up your support for the 400 volunteer team members and their families, friends and employers - the pressure is becoming intense and overwhelming and the weather isn’t helping with either intense heat and humidity or now the forecasted bad weather."