Rescuers had to be called when a 67-year-old man got into difficulty when descending Helvellyn.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called on Sunday at about 3.15pm after the man became exhausted while descending Helvellyn to Swirls car park by Thirlmere.

He was reported to be cold and unable to take on any sustenance.

Two Keswick Mountain Rescue vehicles were dispatched and the first team members quickly made contact with the casualty.

A spokesman for Keswick Mountain Rescue Team said: “An examination revealed he had a low blood sugar level but after warming and being provided with fast acting carbohydrate he started to recover.

“As the man was still weak it was decided to stretcher him down to the car park.

“Whilst the man and his wife were very grateful for the help, their two friendly-looking dogs did not seem quite so appreciative, but that’s another story involving a few minor bites and a dose of antibiotics.”

The call out took 19 team members a total of three hours and 23 minutes to complete.